Risk of Hearing Loss Higher in Patients with Diabetes.
Many people do not think about diabetes and hearing loss being related. But they are related and diabetes can lead to hearing loss in many cases. Patients with diabetes are twice as likely to have hearing loss as patients without diabetes. I am already a big supporter of regular hearing tests (yearly for children and every 5-10 years for adults) but those with risk factors should have their hearing tested even more often even annually. Diabetes is one of those risk factors.
~Dr. Yoder, Audiologist
March 23rd is American Diabetes Association Alert Day (Grey Ribbon for Diabetes Awareness)
This alert is a reminder to educate yourself about diabetes and to learn your risk for type 2 diabetes by taking the simple Diabetes Risk Test online. http://www.diabetes.org/