Semin Hear 2019; 40(04): 308-314
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1697644
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Evaluation and Management of Patients with Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Christopher Spankovich
1  Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi
Krishna Yerraguntla
2  Department of Speech and Hearing, School of Allied Health, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India
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Publication Date:
09 October 2019 (online)


Diabetes mellitus is a significant risk factor for acquired hearing loss and tinnitus. Persons with diabetes (PWD) may present with hearing loss symptoms earlier in life than those without diabetes. Furthermore, diabetes may exacerbate risk for hearing loss related to noise exposure and ototoxic drugs. The purpose of this article is to provide recommendations for the prevention, screening, evaluation, and management of hearing loss in PWD.