Hearing Test Important for Diabetes Patients
Study shows those with diabetes have higher chance of deafness:
"Diabetes sufferers have been urged to have hearing tests after it emerged people with the condition are twice as likely to suffer deafness.
Dr Nina Byrnes warned hearing checks are not yet an established part of regular care for more than 200,000 Irish people living with diabetes.
The GP, a medical liaison officer with healthcare provider Hidden Hearing, said diabetes sufferers have a serious risk of losing their hearing.
"It is vital that people living with diabetes are aware of diabetes-related hearing loss so they take action to better preserve both their hearing health and quality of life," she said."