In this blog post we explore the link between diabetes and hearing loss.
Hearing loss is more commonly seen in people aged over 60 who have Type 2 diabetes.
What causes the link between hearing loss and diabetes?
High blood sugar causes blood vessels in the cochlear (part of the inner ear) to rupture, which disrupts the operation of the ear’s sound system. Once the sound system is disrupted, hearing loss is the noticeable symptom.
If hearing loss occurs, there are various hearing aid products that that can be used to treat it.