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Study links diabetes, hearing loss in women

February 5, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Results from a new research study suggest that diabetes is linked to hearing loss in women.

Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit analyzed the medical records of 990 people who underwent hearing tests between 2000 and 2008.

The study found that among women between 60 and 75 years of age, hearing loss was 14 percent worse for women who suffered from diabetes, compared to women without the condition.

Hearing loss was even worse among those who had poorly controlled diabetes by as much as 28 percent.

The study was presented recently at the Triological Society's annual meeting in Miami Beach, Fla.