Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Posted on January 17, 2012. Filed under: 1, hearing education, hearing educatoin, hearing health | Tags: , , , , , |

The National Institute of Health (NIH) has found a connection between hearing loss and diabetes.  According to NIH, individuals suffering from diabetes are twice more likely to suffer from hearing loss, than those who do not have the disease.  It also explains how “of the 79 million adults thought to have pre-diabetes, the rate of hearing loss is 30% higher than in those with normal blood sugar.

As researchers explain, hearing health can be affected by small blood vessels and nerves found in the inner ear. High blood glucose levels can damage these blood vessels resulting in loss of hearing.

It is important to look for signs that may indicate you may suffer from hearing loss. These including having to ask people to repeat themselves. Increasing the volume of your television. Being asked to lower your voice, among others.

If you suffer from diabetes and believe your hearing health might be damaged, contact your local Miami Hearing Center. An audiologist will be able to diagnose and treat the condition.

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