Audiologists warn of hyperlink between diabetes and listening to loss


BRIDGEPORT, W.Va.- March 23rd is Diabetes Alert Day, which encourages Americans to take a look at whether or not they are at risk for diabetes, just like more than 34 million others in the country.

Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes often cause other health problems, including hearing loss. Audiologists advise diabetics or pre-diabetics to listen proactively and get regular checkups to make sure everything is normal.

“We know that patients with diabetes are 30% more likely to have hearing loss than the average patient. So we want to make sure everyone knows they should get a hearing test, just like they have other things checked for if they have Diabetes, ”said Dr. Melissa Rose from Nardelli Audiology in Bridgeport.

Nardelli Audiology is offering free checkups to diabetics through the end of March if they call to schedule an appointment. The office can be reached at 304-931-4089.