Prediabetes Associated Hearing Loss: A One Year Prospective Study on Hundred Patients
Aim: The objective of this study was to identify whether prediabetics have a higher incidence of hearing loss than people with normal blood glucose levels.
Materials and method: We performed a prospective study of audiometric data of a hundred patients with pre-diabetes matched with another hundred of normal control group over a span of a year. A complete detailed otological examination and pure tone averages were calculated initially from each group and evaluated.
Result: There has been an increase incidence of high frequency hearing loss in prediabetic group compared to normal individuals implying that increase uncontrolled glucose levels increase risk of hearing impairment.