1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2021 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Central London Diabetes & Hearing Loss Event,10 - 16 June

Discussion in 'Diabetes Events' started by cubex, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. cubex

    cubex · Newbie

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Diabetics urged to have their hearing tested!
    Diabetes Awareness Week, 10 - 16 June 2012, Cubex, Independent Hearing healthcare professionals since 1964, Central London


    Diabetes is known to damage small blood vessels found in organs such as the heart, kidneys and eyes. It is also a medical cause of hearing loss.

    ‘Hearing loss is not usually recognised as a complication of diabetes,’ says Mr Adam Shulberg, Senior Audiologist and MD at Cubex. ‘However, we regularly work with patients who notice deterioration in hearing sensitivity after being diagnosed with diabetes. Just like the eyes, the organ of hearing is dependent on small blood vessels and nerves to function effectively.

    Managing diabetes effectively can help prevent diabetes related hearing loss. If someone is already experiencing hearing loss, controlling blood sugar may prevent it from getting worse. ‘In addition to monitoring blood sugar we urge people to have their hearing tested regularly. ‘An unaddressed hearing loss can impact significantly on a person’s quality of life and cognitive function adding to the challenge of coping with everyday life as a person with diabetes. The onset of hearing loss can be very gradual. In many cases, patients with mild to moderate hearing loss may not be aware of the hearing loss. If you suspect you or a loved one has hearing loss, speak to a qualified Audiologist.’

    This year, Diabetes Week takes place from 10–16 June 2012. Throughout the week, Cubex, will offer free hearing checks and advice on coping with hearing loss and will be raising funds for Diabetes UK.

    For more information, please email customerserv[email protected]
     
  2. anghilton

    anghilton · Newbie

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Re: Central London Diabetes & Hearing Loss Event,10 - 16 Jun

    One of the major problems that most people face when their age drags them forward is hearing loss. With the advances that have been made in recent years, we have learned that hearing can be returned somewhat.
     
  3. IanD

    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,429
    Likes Received:
    1,037
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Re: Central London Diabetes & Hearing Loss Event,10 - 16 Jun

    My wife complains of MY supposed hearing loss, usually when I am concentrating on something else. I don't start listening until AFTER she starts talking, so usually miss what she is talking about !

    I have some difficulty hearing when in the car & there is road noise, or when she talks out of the window.

    I have NO difficulty listening to classical & early music, nor playing by ear.
     
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook