The auDIAtrie hearing test
The auDIAtrie hearing test is a new type of analysis tool on the German hearing acoustics market that deals with the connection between diabetes and a higher risk of hearing loss. The new hearing test can now be carried out free of charge at Andreas Holz Hörakustik.
In fact, many diabetics are unaware of the connection between hearing loss and diabetes. In the meantime, however, there are research results that indicate this connection. An American study with over 5000 participants even shows that the risk of hearing loss in diabetes patients is twice as high as the population average.
"This finding allows the conclusion that diabetes has been underestimated as a risk factor for hearing loss", says Andreas Holz, master hearing acoustics and owner of Andreas Holz Hörakustik. “Diabetes can damage or even destroy the blood vessels in the inner ear. Thus, the transmission of stimuli can be made more difficult. This can lead to fluctuating hearing, which sometimes works better and worse, or even to permanent hearing loss. "
In contrast to the classic hearing test, the auDIAtrie uses complex mixed signals that guarantee a very balanced perception of loudness. This is an advantage especially if you have unsteady hearing. These mixed signals are initially played back at a volume that is easy to perceive, and then gradually become quieter and thus determine the individual hearing threshold.
Additional information is available on the website www.audiatrie-info.com to find.