Michigan ENT & Allergy Specialists
Our team specializes in ear, nose, throat, and allergy care – from more common procedures, such as ear tube placement, tonsillectomy, in office sinus surgery, and allergy testing and treatment to evaluation and surgical treatment of thyroid nodules as well as skin cancers of the head and neck. With extensive experience practicing in Michigan, Dr. Strabbing treats every patient as an individual and with the utmost kindness, compassion, and respect. He will develop a plan that best fits your unique situation.
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Did You Know?
Hearing loss is more prevalent in people with diabetes.
According to Siemens, there is "a link between diabetes and hearing loss at all frequencies, with a somewhat stronger association in the high-frequency range". In "participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey between 1999 and 2004", hearing loss was prevalent in "15% of those without diabetes and more than 30% in those diagnosed with diabetes".
Hearing damage is found to be more common in those with Type 2 diabetes.
Hearing loss that occurs in patients with diabetes often presents progressively after a diagnosis is made. Early detection can provide medical intervention to improve hearing in those who have been diagnosed with diabetes.
Hearing loss can increase your risk of falling.
Untreated hearing loss has been shown to be linked to a significant increase in risk of falls. According to Siemens, "hearing loss decreases awareness of surrounding environment and increases cognitive load. In turn, this raises the potential for falls". Those with mild hearing loss have reportedly been shown to be almost three times more likely to fall.
"One out of three adults (age 65 and older) fall each year and falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries" according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention in 2013.