Diabetes is getting younger and younger. Why does it cause hearing loss?

Researchers, Dr. Hirohito Sone, Dr. Chika Horikawa, and colleagues at the Mito Medical Center of the University of Tsukuba in Ibaraki, Japan, said that previous studies have found that age-related hearing loss is associated with diabetes, but this research is the first to quantify the strength of this correlation. .

这项Meta分析共包括13项研究,其中8项是在亚洲开展的,5项是在西方国家开展的,受试者总人数为20,061人,其中有7,797人患有糖尿病。9项研究针对普通人群,4项研究针对住院患者。这些研究均针对不是由噪音或遗传引起的非特发性进行性听力损害。以在涵盖2,000Hz的频率范围内测量的纯音听阈界值确定听力损害。其中有3项研究将糖尿病患者与同龄和同性别的无糖尿病者相匹配。

Leave a Reply