Hidden Hearing Respond to Research That Links Hearing Impairment to Creutzfeldt-Jackob Disease

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Specialists in private hearing healthcare, Hidden Hearing, have responded to new research which establishes rapid hearing loss as symptom of Creutzfeldt-Jackob Disease.

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Hearing loss can be an identifying factor for various conditions and it is important to be aware of any changes in your hearing.

Rapid hearing loss in both ears could be a symptom of a rare disease called Creutzfeldt-Jackob Disease (CJD) which leads to brain decline.

Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, US, say that rapid hearing loss should be considered a reason to test for the disorder following a case they observed from a 67 year old patient. The patient had been progressively losing their hearing in both ears for two months as well as experiencing tinnitus before eventually being diagnosed with CJD.

CJD is a fatal disease that causes the brain to develop holes and can lead to impaired thinking, memory loss and dementia. The researchers are now recommending that patients admitted with fast developing hearing loss should be tested for the disease.

A spokesperson from Hidden Hearing said:

“Hearing loss can be an identifying factor for various conditions and it is important to be aware of any changes in your hearing. We recommend everyone gets their hearing tested annually but seeks help immediately if they have any concerns with their hearing.”

With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.

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