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November 17, 2019 Diabetes and hearing loss: could your hearing be at risk?

Sponsored content provided by Connect Hearing

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and while 1 in 3 Canadians have diabetes or prediabetes, many people don’t know that it can increase your risk of developing hearing loss. As Diabetes Canada’s national hearing health partner, Connect Hearing is helping Canadians prioritize their hearing health as they take the necessary steps to prevent diabetes. Keep reading to learn more.  

Diabetes and hearing loss

Rates of diabetes and prediabetes continue to rise in Canada. Unfortunately, many Canadians aren't aware of the serious health risks associated with the disease.

Organs, blood vessels and nerves – including those in the inner ear – can be damaged by the body’s inability to use or process insulin, making the likelihood of experiencing hearing loss much greater for people with diabetes.

A study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that individuals with diabetes have a 30% higher chance of experiencing hearing loss compared to individuals with normal blood sugar levels.

Get your hearing checked

Because diabetes can make you more likely to develop hearing loss, and at an earlier age, it’s important to be proactive with your hearing health. Getting your hearing checked is an easy way to do so. A simple hearing test will give you the information you need to approach your hearing loss with confidence, and stop it from getting out of control.

Start prioritizing your hearing health today. To book your free hearing test at Connect Hearing, click here.

The opinions expressed in this article are those of the sponsor, and do not necessarily reflect those of Diabetes Canada.


Author: Connect Hearing

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Region: British Columbia/Yukon