Diabetes is known as a type of disease where the blood glucose levels in the body are affected. In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas no longer manufactures insulin where in type 2 diabetes, the pancreas makes insulin, but the body rejects it. Diabetes has been found to affect an estimated 10.7% of the adult population. Some individuals may have diabetes and may not even be aware that they have it.
People with diabetes typically experience a myriad of complications. The majority of these complications will be related to cardiovascular disease and high cholesterol but there is reason to believe that diabetes may lead to hearing loss as well. Researchers over the years have not been able to conclusively note a specific link between diabetes and hearing impairment, however, data examinations have been done to say that there is potential for someone's hearing to be affected if they have diabetes.