Diabetes and Hearing Loss. Purpose of Presentation. To make diabetes educators aware of the link of diabetes to hearing loss and the need for intervention: Hearing loss and chronic disease/ototoxic meds Why does hearing loss occurs with diabetes
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in light of hearing loss
Blood Vessels of the Inner Ear
Arteries of the Middle Ear
Medicines and Your Diabetes Patients
Who is checking your patient’s hearing when they use these medicines?
frequencies for NIDDM subjects, but for IDDM subjects,
differences were at 1,000 Hz and below, and
10,000 Hz and above (Austin et al, 2009)
Detection, Identification, Diagnosis and Treatment of Hearing Loss
first step: screening in your office
Second step: refer to an audiologist
Third step: treatment and follow up
Fourth step: getting used to a new way of hearing
(Better Hearing Institute, 2009)