Women under 60 with diabetes, reports Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, had worse hearing than healthy controls regardless of how well their condition was controlled.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 04, 2012
The Doctors Health Press, a publisher of various natural health newsletters, books and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is lending its support to a new study showing that diabetes, if not controlled well, boosts the risk of hearing loss.
As reported in the Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/diabetes-articles/how-diabetes-could-rob-you-of-your-hearing), when examining women between 60 and 75 years of age, researchers found that those with well-controlled diabetes had better hearing than women with poorly controlled diabetes. They also found far worse hearing in women younger than 60 who have diabetes.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article reports that this study wanted to see about hearing differences among patients with well-controlled diabetes and poorly controlled diabetes, and those who do not have diabetes. They looked at records for 990 patients between 2000 and 2008. Patients were categorized by gender, age, and whether they had diabetes. For what may be the first time, they studied blood glucose levels and compared them to levels of hearing loss.
Women between 60 and 75 with poorly controlled diabetes had significantly worse hearing than those whose diabetes was well-controlled and the control group. Women under 60 with diabetes, reports Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, had worse hearing than healthy controls regardless of how well their condition was controlled.
According to Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, about 26 million Americans have diabetes. Another 34.5 million have some degree of hearing loss. Signs of hearing loss include difficulty hearing background noises or hearing conversations in large groups, as well as regularly needing to turn up the volume on a radio or TV.
(SOURCE: "Study: Diabetes affects hearing loss, especially in women," Henry Ford Health System, Jan. 26, 2012.)
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