Diabetes Alert Day 2012: The Connection Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Diabetes Alert Day 2012: The Connection Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is about twice as common in adults with diabetes compared to those who do not have the disease, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Yet hearing screenings oftentimes are not part of the regular regimen of care that people with diabetes routinely receive. Diabetes may lead to hearing loss by damaging the nerves and blood vessels of the inner ear, the study researchers suggest. As a national strategic partner of the ADA and in support of their annual Diabetes Alert Day, Sonus has put together “The Connection Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss” infographic

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