​The Surprising Link Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss


Hands, feet, eyes and kidneys — if you’re among the more than 37 million Americans living with diabetes, all of these body parts are at risk of nerve damage as a result of the condition. Also at risk? Your ears. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hearing loss is twice as common in people with diabetes than in people the same age without the disease.

Experts say that keeping your diabetes well managed, watching for warning signs of hearing loss and making time for yearly hearing screenings are key to protecting your ears while living with diabetes. Here’s what else to know.

The diabetes-hearing loss connection

Diabetes can damage the blood vessels and nerves of the inner ear, as well as disrupt the nerve signals that carry sound input from the inner ear to the brain, says Hope Lanter, a lead audiologist at Hear.com, a hearing care services provider. Both types of damage can cause hearing loss.


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