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Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Compliments of the Better Hearing Institute:

Hearing depends on small blood vessels and nerves in the inner ear. Researchers theorize that over time high blood glucose levels can damage these blood vessels and nerves, diminishing the ability to hear.

Professor Hirohito Sone of the Department of Internal Medicine, Niigata University School of Medicine, Niigata, Japan, believes that hearing health should be included in good diabetes management.

“Our findings support routine hearing screenings for people with diabetes starting at an earlier age than for people without the disease,” Professor Sone says. “This is very important from a preventive healthcare perspective. We want to stop untreated hearing loss from leading to other health problems, like depression or dementia, which would make the diabetes burden even greater.”


If you have diabetes, do yourself a favor and schedule a hearing test with a Audiologist

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