May 11, 2016 by Tracie Hoprich
Are you an individual living with diabetes and hearing loss?
In 1999 researchers set out to determine if diabetes might affect the neural system of the inner ear, leading to hearing impairment. During studies conducted between 1999 and 2004, clinical evidence supported an association between diabetes and hearing impairment. Hearing impairment was more prevalent among adults with diabetes. Commonness of low or mid-frequency hearing impairment in the worse ear was 21.3% among 399 adults with diabetes compared with 9.4% among 4,741 adults without diabetes.
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