Health Tip: Diabetes May Contribute to Hearing
-- Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- 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
Asking people frequently to repeat themselves.
Having trouble keeping track of conversations with more than
Noticing that other people appear to be mumbling.
Having difficulty hearing in places where there's loud
Having difficulty hearing young children and women.
Needing to turn the radio or TV louder than is comfortable for
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