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Wed Apr 08 19:12:02 EDT 2009

Is there any significance to ringing in ears?
Asked By: garyspencer  
Category: Type 1

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I have had slight ringing in my ears
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Expert Answers (1)
2010-01-21 23:32:39.0

Dear Gary: I know of no correlation between ringing in the ears (tinnitis) and diabetes, however there are several reasons that people may experience this annoying symptom, which include: ear infections, foreign objects in the ear, and nasal allergies,. Tinnitus can also be caused by natural hearing impairment (aging), as a side-effect of some medications, (aspirin in particular comes to mind), The most common cause for tinnitus is noise-induced hearing loss. I would suggest speaking to your doctor to try and find the source of the tinnitis. As with any condition, tight blood sugar control is always the first place to start! Hang in there.
Answered By: Anne Carroll
Accreditations: RN, CDE
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2010-01-21 23:57:36.0

Thanks Anne for that updated answer, you are certainly a hero in my book! Gary Spencer in Las Vegas
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