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New Study Confirms Diabetic’s Risk of Hearing Loss at Any Age

August 13th, 2013 by qcurrie

A recent Japanese meta-analysis published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, found that people with diabetes were 2.15 times as likely as those without the disease to have hearing loss. When broken down by age, surprisingly the younger subjects were at greater risk.

The results showed that those under 60 with diabetes were 2.61 times more likely to have hearing loss, while the risk for those older than 60 was 1.58 times higher. The researchers reviewed 13 previous studies—published between 1977 and 2011—that examined the link between diabetes and hearing loss.


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