Health problems and hearing loss

I have never had my hearing tested at my doctors office.  Maybe I did when I was a kid, but I don't remember it.  There were hearing screenings at school but once I had hit my twenties...that was it.  My hearing was not tested again until I requested it at age 40.  I went to a hearing health professional to have the test completed. I had other health issues but was surprised to find that I had significant hearing loss in one ear!  Suddenly, my struggle hearing on my cell phone made more sense. More and more information has been coming out that shows those with serious health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, Alzheimer's disease and depression could be at increased risk for hearing loss. If you have any of these conditions, it's worth seeking out that hearing test - whatever your age.  You can read more on the link of disease to hearing loss by clicking here.