Diabetes and Hearing Loss

It is important for everyone to have their hearing checked regularly, but it’s particularly important if you have diabetes.

Diabetes is associated with an increased risk of developing a sudden hearing loss. It appears that the more severe your diabetes is, the higher the risk. Several studies found that high blood sugar levels can damage the tiny blood vessels in the inner ear, which disrupts sound reception and make it harder to hear. This sudden onset hearing loss can affect anyone with diabetes – it isn’t restricted to people of a certain age group or those living in noisy environments.

All this means that, if you have diabetes it is important to have regular hearing checks.

(From Australian Hearing)