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Diabetes Alert Day 2012: The Connection Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

66 Hearing loss is about DIABETES ALERT DAY 2012: twice as common in adults with diabetes compared to those The Connection Between Diabetes who do not have the disease, 1 and Hearing Loss - Annals of Internal Medicine [1 A recent study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit found women between the ages of 60 and 75 with well-controlled diabetes had better hearing than women with poorly controlled diabetes, with similar hearing levels to those of non-diabetic women of the same age. [2] The study also shows significantly worse hearing in all women younger than 60 with diabetes, even if it is well controlled. [2] Approximately I in 10 Americans, or 34 million people have some degree of HEARING LOSS. [3] Fewer than 15% of physicians today ask patiƩnts if they have any hearing problems. [3] People with untreated hearing loss are more likely to report DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, and PARANOIA and less likely to participate in organized activities. [4] Untreated mild to moderate hearing loss is associated with short-term memory loss, according to a Brandeis University study. [5] 25.8 million children and adults in the United States- 8.3% of the population- HAVE DIABETES Diagnosed with Diabetes: 18.8 million United States Citizens: Undiagnosed with Diabetes 7.0 million [6] SOURCES Created By: 1 http//www.nihgov/news/health/jun2008/niddk-16htm 2. http://www.henryfordcom/body.ctm?ld-463358action-detaileret-1515 3. http://wwwbetterhearing.org/professionals/kidney_disease.tactsheetctm 4 http://www.audiology.org/resources/documentilbrary/Pages/UntreatedHearingLossospx 5. http://my.brandeisedu/news/item?news.item.id-103973 6. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/pdf/ndfs.201.pdf SONUS. www.sonus.com a national strategic partner of A. American Diabetes Association. www.diabetes.org

Diabetes Alert Day 2012: The Connection Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

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Hearing loss is about twice as common in adults with diabetes compared to those who do not have the disease, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in the Annal...

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