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Irish Independent - Health & Living - - FOOD MATTERS -

MAN­AGE YOUR BLOOD SUGAR

Di­a­betes dou­bles your risk of devel­op­ing hear­ing loss, ac­cord­ing to re­searchers from the Tsukuba Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal Mito Med­i­cal Cen­tre in Ja­pan, who ex­am­ined the re­sults of 13 stud­ies in­volv­ing nearly 8,800 peo­ple. If you have di­a­betes and you’re wor­ried about hear­ing loss, the Di­a­betes Ire­land Care Cen­tre in Santry, Dublin, of­fers a pure tone au­diom­e­try test cost­ing €15 for mem­bers and their fam­ily, and €35 for non-mem­bers.

Most peo­ple make

the mis­take of wait­ing un­til their

hear­ing has de­clined be­fore

they get their hear­ing checked

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