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Diabetes increases the risk of hearing loss

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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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I think the researchers are doing a very good work , I Also have noticed for quite a while and have been told by people who deal with hearing Aids that anybody with diabetes are likely to have hearing loss ,therefore good control of blood sugar is essential to delay this loss..
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