Hidden hearing loss (HHL), a type of auditory disorder, is hearing loss that can’t be detected through standard hearing tests such as a speech-in-noise (SIN) test.
For patients with Ménière disease, most experience preservation or improvement in their hearing through strict clinical management, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine.
OAE stands for otoacoustic emissions, the name for the sounds produced by the cochlea.
Though it's not clear how diabetes may be related to hearing loss, many people experience both conditions simultaneously.
Hearing loss is associated with balance problems, lower physical functioning, diminished endurance, cognitive decline, and decreased well-being. Exercise can help improve these problems, but research shows that people who have hearing loss tend to get less exercise than people who don't have hearing loss.