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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