Studies have shown that people living with diabetes are twice as likely to have hearing loss than people who don’t have the condition. People with prediabetes have a 30% higher rate of hearing loss than those without the disease.

We are inviting people living with diabetes to take a free online hearing screening!

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What is a Hearing Screening?

A Hearing Screening is a quick pass or fail test used to assess whether your hearing abilities fall within normal limits. If the result is a fail, we will provide you with information about hearing loss and hearing aids, and will gladly book you for a free hearing diagnostic appointment.

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*National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999 to 2004. 5,140 (2,516 males; 2,624 females) noninstitutionalized adults age 20 to 69 years who had audiometric testing. Hearing impairment was assessed from the pure tone average of thresholds over low or mid-frequencies (500, 1000, and 2000 Hz) and high frequencies (3000, 4000, 6000, and 8000 Hz) and was defined as mild or greater
severity (pure tone average >25 decibels hearing level [dB HL]) and moderate or greater severity (pure tone average >40 dB HL). Hearing impairment was more prevalent among adults with diabetes. Age-adjusted prevalence of low- or mid-frequency hearing impairment of mild or greater severity in the worse ear was 21.3% (95% CI, 15.0% to 27.5%) among 399 adults with diabetes compared with 9.4% (CI, 8.2% to 10.5%) among 4741 adults without diabetes. Similarly, age-adjusted prevalence of high-frequency hearing impairment of mild or greater severity in the worse ear was 54.1% (CI, 45.9% to 62.3%) among those with diabetes compared with 32.0% (CI, 30.5% to 33.5%) among those without diabetes. The association between diabetes and hearing impairment was independent of known risk factors for hearing impairment, such as noise exposure, ototoxic medication use, and smoking (adjusted odds ratios for low- or mid-frequency and high-frequency hearing impairment were 1.82 [CI, 1.27 to 2.60] and 2.16 [CI, 1.47 to 3.18], respectively). The diagnosis of diabetes was based on self-report. The investigators could not distinguish between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Noise exposure was based on participant recall

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