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Hearing loss because of Type 1 ?
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sweetcheeks31529 posted:
I've been a type 1 for 27 yrs and I need a hearing aid. The audiologist says my particular hearing loss (over 50% loss) is caused by my diabetes. My HMO won't cover an aid for me. Is it possible to have a hearing loss from diabetes? and then doesn't this make it a "medical" need? I'm on the pump and they cover that!
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Anon123567 responded:
I have never heard of hearing loss due to diabetes. Have you done any research on it? Is it a nerve damage thing?

I'm curious...doctors (at least mine) tend to blame every little problem on the diabetes. Maybe your audiolgist can work soemthing out wit the HMO for you?
 
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arealgijoe responded:
One question, are you a US military vet?

IF you are, try the VA, they may be able to help you with hearing aids.

Gomer
 
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sweetcheeks31529 replied to Anon123567's response:
I looked it up on WebMD and it said something about blood supply being less. I had to go ahead a bbuy the aid on my own at costco...$2095.00 for two. I only wear them when I go into meet and mingle with people. Sure is nice to hear better again.
 
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sbeth654 replied to sweetcheeks31529's response:
My hearing has degraded quite a bit since being diagnosed 15 years ago, and I have also noticed a deterioration in my sight in low light situations, has anyone else noticed this? I get the OptiMap every year and so far there is no retinopathy, but I still have a hard time seeing inside at night unless all the lights are on.
 
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jackLopez responded:
There are really links between diabetes and hearing loss in women . You should not worry right away if you're suffering from hearing loss since it may be caused by other condition. Check with your doctor right away.


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