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Health Tip: Diabetes May Contribute to Hearing Loss
Photo: Diabetes and Hearing Loss
Take note of these warning signs.
Diabetics are twice as likely as non-diabetics to have hearing loss, according to the American Diabetes Association. It’s thought that diabetes damages the small blood vessels and nerves in the inner-ear, the ADA says.
The association suggests diabetics heed these warning signs of hearing loss:
* Asking people frequently to repeat themselves.
* Having trouble keeping track of conversations with more than two participants.
* Noticing that other people appear to be mumbling.
* Having difficulty hearing in places where there’s loud noise.
* Having difficulty hearing young children and women.
* Needing to turn the radio or TV louder than is comfortable for others.