Diabetes and Hearing Loss

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Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.

Dr. Maria Wynens is known in the Atlanta area as the “audiologist in cowboy boots” – but she would prefer patients remember her as the Doctor that is here for them today, helping them hear tomorrow. For more than 28 years Dr. Wynens, the Atlanta Hearing Doctor, has been pursuing her passion of improving people’s lives one ear at a time.
Dr. Maria Wynens, Au.D.

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.