Hearing Loss and Diabetes

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2017-06-17 17:28:06 -0500
Started 2017-06-17 12:11:23 -0500

Just what we need…another link to yet another complication of diabetes. It always seems endless. I have heard of this before and this article really digs into it pretty well. https://www.diabeticlifestyle.com/type-2-diab...

I like that it also offers some advice on getting a more fine tuned hearing test for those with diabetes and here is a link to a "pre test" to see if your hearing is declining. I was going to post it here, but it's kind of long. Check it out here: http://www.entnet.org/?q=node/1319

I bring this up because a couple of weeks ago, I had a "hammering" spasm going on in my left ear. It would come and go and of course would drive me nuts when it was time to sleep. I talked to my nutritionist about it and we found that it was directly linked to what my pancreas was needing at the time. She gave me a whole food treatment for my pancreas and sure enough, the hammering has stopped. But it is something I will look into further to make sure I am not loosing my hearing. I know both of my parents with diabetes have also had hearing loss. Not really sure if it's age, genetics or diabetes. I'm sure it's a blend of all 3. Good thing I know sign language.

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Type1Lou 2017-06-17 17:28:06 -0500 Report

I started using hearing aids about 3 years ago after several years of some hearing loss…mostly in my right ear but also some in the left. I chalked it up to aging…I'm in my upper 60's. Per the ENT doc, it appears due to nerve damage.