Diabetes can cause deafness!This is not to scare you

Diabetes and deafness, these two seemingly ineffective diseases are actually closely related.Middle-aged and elderly people with tinnitus should pay attention to investigating the cause. Don’t neglect to test blood sugar at this time, because diabetes will increase the risk of hearing loss.

 

早在2008年,美国国立卫生研究院通过对超过1.1万人的研究发现,糖尿病患者出现听力障碍的几率是没有糖尿病的人的两倍。此前日本研究者发现,这一情况在年轻糖尿病患者中更为多见。研究者认为,当血糖处于较高水平时,耳部血管可能受损,由此削弱听力。总体而言,糖尿病患者听力障碍的几率比健康人要高出2.15倍,其中60岁以下糖尿病患者听力障碍的几率是同龄健康人的2.61倍,60岁以上的糖尿病人此几率高1.58倍。

 

The study found that hearing impairment in diabetic patients is very common, the incidence of pure tone audiometry hearing impairment is 40.6%, the abnormal detection rate of otoacoustic emission is higher, and the left ear is more obvious.Tinnitus, deafness, and dizziness caused by diabetes are difficult to treat clinically. They are irreversible diseases and often worsen gradually. In severe cases, they can seriously affect the work, life, and study of patients.Strict and reasonable control of blood sugar is the basis for prevention and treatment of this disease. Active prevention and treatment of diabetic complications requires early selection of hearing aids to protect the hearing of patients.

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