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Hearing Loss & Diabetes

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Many people are surprised to see the words hearing loss and diabetes together, but according to a recent study funded by the National Institutes of Health, hearing loss is about twice as common in adults with diabetes than in those who do not have the disease. Our experts provide education on the link between hearing loss and diabetes in Phoenix and Gilbert, AZ, below.

Are Diabetes & Hearing Loss Related?

Diabetes is a disease that affects many areas of your body, including the fragile blood vessels in your ears. When the blood vessels in your ears become damaged, there is no way for them to receive the blood supply they need to function properly. This results in damaged hearing.

Diabetes can also cause weakness and numbness in your legs which, when coupled with hearing loss, can put you at risk for developing a balance disorder. If you have diabetes and are experiencing symptoms of hearing loss, contact our office today for a consultation.

How to Stay on Top of Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is a common issue faced by many people, and your chance of developing hearing loss increases with age. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do about it, however. Even if you have a disease, like diabetes, that increases your risk, there are things you can do to preserve your hearing, including:

  • Control Blood Sugar – Maintaining control of your blood sugar helps to minimize damage to blood vessels and could keep your hearing intact longer.
  • No Smoking – Smoking tightens your blood vessels, including the ones in your ears, and increases your risk for hearing loss. When coupled with diabetes, your risk increases substantially. Avoid smoking, especially when you have diabetes, to help maintain your hearing.
  • Manage Loud Noise Exposure – It’s always a good idea to protect your exposure to loud noise, but when you have diabetes, it becomes crucial. Use earplugs or other hearing protection when in a loud environment to help preserve your hearing.

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  • We Will Carefully Listen To Your Concerns & Goals
  • Thorough Explanation Of Our Process
  • Comprehensive Hearing Evaluation
  • Custom Treatment Plan
  • Free Copy Of Dr. Day’s Book, “Re-engage With Life & Family
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