Diabetes linked to hearing loss

Flame Health Hearing Care have recently read an article on hearing and diabetes and were quite shocked by what it said.
Studies conducted by Dr. Derek J. Handzo from the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery in Detroit, USA, reported that having undiagnosed diabetes may be putting your hearing at risk.
Diabetes can damage the nerves and blood vessels of the inner ear, and medical autopsy studies of deceased diabetics have shown evidence of such damage.
Quite often people can have the early stages of diabetes without even realising it, and the symptoms can be easily ignored especially when you are feeling fine. But diabetes can affect many of your major organs, including your eyes and ears.  Controlling your blood sugar levels can go a long way to help prevent degeneration of your hearing.
Although it can take a long time for diabetes to affect your hearing, and it can be so gradual you may not notice at first, the eventual effect can be disabling, and your hearing once gone can never be recovered.
Research is still continuing to establish exactly why diabetes can affect hearing loss to such a great extent, and no doubt more results will be published in the coming years.

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