The world is full of loud noises — concerts, airplanes, fireworks, motorcycles, hairdryers…you name it, loud noises are everywhere. And while many of us take noise in stride, the concern is the damage that it can do to hearing. Hearing loss is twice as common in people who have diabetes compared with people who don’t have diabetes; in people with prediabetes, hearing loss is 30 percent higher than in people without the condition. While the exact cause of hearing loss in people with diabetes isn’t entirely clear, researchers believe that high blood glucose may damage small blood vessels in the ears; in addition, damage to auditory nerves may contribute to hearing loss, as well.
Aiming to keep your blood sugars within your target range can help protect your hearing. Using Eargasm High Fidelity Earplugs can help, too. These earplugs reduce noise evenly, thanks to innovative attenuation filters — this means that sound quality is preserved without muffling voices or music. These earplugs provide a 21-decibel drop in noise so that you can continue to talk or work while lessening the risk of hearing loss. Eargasm High Fidelity Earplugs’ triple flange design will fit most medium to large ear sizes; plus, you’ll receive two pairs of different-sized hypoallergenic earplug shells and a carrying case to keep them protected. Protect your hearing with Eargasm High Fidelity Eargplugs (they make a perfect gift, too!).
Check the price on Amazon!
Want to learn more about diabetes and hearing loss? Read “The Ears Have It.”
Source URL: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/product-review-eargasm-high-fidelity-earplugs/
Amy Campbell: Amy Campbell is the author of Staying Healthy with Diabetes: Nutrition and Meal Planning and a frequent contributor to Diabetes Self-Management and Diabetes & You. She has co-authored several books, including the The Joslin Guide to Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association’s 16 Myths of a “Diabetic Diet,” for which she received a Will Solimene Award of Excellence in Medical Communication and a National Health Information Award in 2000. Amy also developed menus for Fit Not Fat at Forty Plus and co-authored Eat Carbs, Lose Weight with fitness expert Denise Austin. Amy earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Simmons College and a master’s degree in nutrition education from Boston University. In addition to being a Registered Dietitian, she is a Certified Diabetes Educator and a member of the American Dietetic Association, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Amy was formerly a Diabetes and Nutrition Educator at Joslin Diabetes Center, where she was responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of disease management programs, including clinical guideline and educational material development, and the development, testing, and implementation of disease management applications. She is currently the Director of Clinical Education Content Development and Training at Good Measures. Amy has developed and conducted training sessions for various disease and case management programs and is a frequent presenter at disease management events.
Disclaimer of Medical Advice: You understand that the blog posts and comments to such blog posts (whether posted by us, our agents or bloggers, or by users) do not constitute medical advice or recommendation of any kind, and you should not rely on any information contained in such posts or comments to replace consultations with your qualified health care professionals to meet your individual needs. The opinions and other information contained in the blog posts and comments do not reflect the opinions or positions of the Site Proprietor.
Copyright ©2020 Diabetes Self-Management unless otherwise noted.