March is National Kidney Month and ESHC is helping raise awareness about the risk of hearing loss in those with chronic kidney disease (CKD)! Research from the American Journal of Kidney Disease shows that hearing loss is common in people with moderate CDK. In fact, older adults with moderate CKD have a higher prevalence of hearing loss than those of the same age without CKD.
Hearing loss can have significant consequences on a person’s quality of life. It is important to encourage those with CKD to take part in hearing screenings as a part of their routine medical care. It will not only add to their quality of life and lead to better management of underlying conditions which could, in turn, potentially preserve hearing function.
According to the National Kidney Foundation, 26 million American adults have CKD and millions of others are at increased risk. But early detection can help prevent the progression of kidney disease to kidney failure. This month become aware with the facts of Kidney Disease and schedule an annual checkup for your overall health.