Diabetes and Hearing Loss
A study was published in June 17, 2008, in the Annals of Internal Medicine about the relationship of Diabetes and Hearing Loss. According to the study “patients with diabetes are more than twice as likely as those without the disease to have hearing loss. Overall, more than 40 percent of people with diabetes in the study had some degree of hearing loss.”
For years, physicians who treat people with diabetes have regularly ensured that their patients receive regular vision check-ups. This important study underscores the need for physicians now to encourage each of their patients to get their hearing checked as well. Both vision loss and hearing loss are associated with diabetes.