Johns Hopkins Diabetes GuideComplications and ComorbiditiesOphthalmology Otology

Hearing Impairment

Eva Tseng, M.D., Nisa Maruthur, M.D., M.H.S.
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DEFINITION

  • Refers to either: 1) sensorineural hearing impairment, characterized by frequency and intensity of hearing loss; or 2) conductive hearing loss.
  • In diabetes, the increased prevalence of sensorineural hearing impairment is likely related to microvascular disease, neuropathy, and mitochondrial damage [1]

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Last updated: January 5, 2017