Seeing an MD often doesn’t lead to hearing help

LONDON–Thirty-nine percent of people in the United Kingdom who consult their primary-care physician about a hearing loss go no further to seek a solution, according to a study reported this week by the British Hearing Aid Manufacturers Association (BHAMA). The EuroTrak United Kingdom study asked 15,000 consumers about their hearing and their knowledge of hearing…

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Kidney disease often accompanies hearing loss

WASHINGTON, DC–People with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are urged to take the Across America Hearing Check Challenge, a free, quick, and confidential online hearing test, at www.hearingcheck.org. The non-profit Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is offering the test to raise awareness of the link between chronic kidney disease and hearing loss. The online test will help…

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