Patients with diabetes ‘have a moderately increased risk’ of hearing loss, according to a Korean study of 253,301 adults who participated in a regular health-screening examination.
The average age at baseline was 37.6 years, ranging from 18 to 87 years, and 58.2% were men. At baseline, 18.2% had prediabetes and 2.6% had diabetes. During the median follow up of four years, 1.1% of participants developed bilateral hearing loss.
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