Researchers Discover Link Between Hearing Loss And Type 2 Diabetes
By Dianne Depra
Researchers reviewed studies exploring the link between type 2 diabetes and hearing loss and found evidence that the condition can cause damage to the auditory system.
Given the results of the study published in the journal Current Diabetes Reports, the researchers are pushing doctors to include hearing tests when crafting programs to manage type 2 diabetes in patients diagnosed with the condition.
According to Elizabeth Helzner, one of the authors of the study, the connection between diabetes and hearing loss has been shown numerous times in earlier studies but directly comparing previous work is difficult because there is no clear definition for hearing loss and other related factors.