Scientists believe the link between hearing and kidneys can be explained by structural and functional similarities in the kidney and inner ear tissues.
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) sufferers are at a greater risk than the general population for developing hearing loss. As hearing declines, so does your quality of life due to communication frustrations and feelings of social isolation. Understand common signs of hearing loss so you can get it treated sooner rather than later.
Common Signs of Hearing Loss
Needing people to repeat themselves regularly
Difficulty following conversations in a group
Needing to turn the volume up to excessive levels
Difficulty understanding what’s being said in noisy environments
Certain sounds are less clear than others
Women and children are harder to understand than others
To prevent complications developing from hearing loss, make regular hearing evaluations part of your CKD treatment plan. Trained Audiologist, Dr. Scarlet M. Aviles, can perform simple and comprehensive diagnostic hearing tests. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Scarlet M. Aviles today by calling (808) 200-5633 so hearing loss doesn’t complicate your already difficult medical situation. Hearing loss can be effectively managed to help people stay active and engaged in life.