It is estimated that 86 million Americans (more than one out of three) has “pre-diabetes,” which develops before type-2 diabetes. Moreover, 90 percent of these individuals are unaware that they are pre-diabetic. Pre-diabetes is characterized by blood glucose levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Fortunately, research shows that if people take action to manage their blood glucose when they have pre-diabetes, they can delay or prevent type-2 diabetes. Why is this important? Among other things, the National Institutes for Health (NIH) reports that hearing loss is about twice as common among diabetics as those who do not suffer from the disease. Treating pre-diabetes, therefore, may spare a pre-diabetic’s hearing.

Keep in mind that because noise is generally a factor for hearing loss, it’s possible that people with diabetes are particularly susceptible to the negative effects of sustained loud noise. To schedule an appointment, please call BETTER HEARING CENTER. Your choice of hearing care professionals is a critical, long-lasting decision. Future consultations and hearing aid maintenance will ensure that your hearing care experience continues to satisfy you. New Hampshire’s premier hearing care provider.

P.S. One in three diabetics will have trouble with their hearing because of complications from their elevated blood glucose.