If you or someone you know has diabetes, the likelihood of hearing loss multiplies by two.
Scientists are not entirely sure why this relationship occurs, but it is speculated that high blood glucose levels cause damage to the small blood vessels in the inner ear. Once these hair cells are permanently damaged it results in sensorineural hearing loss.
The next time you are seen for a hearing evaluation, make sure to include your diabetes diagnosis as part of your medical history!
We are here to help if you or a family member is having any difficulties with hearing, hearing aids, hearing aid apps or Tinnitus please give us a call at 727-323-2471 and set up an appointment.
We can help you.
Susan E. Terry, Au.D., F-AAA, F-NAP
Doctor of Audiology
P.S. We are here to help if you have any questions about your hearing, feel free to give us a call at 727-323-2471