The connection between diabetes and hearing loss.

“The American Diabetes Association and iHEAR have a strong commitment to improving the quality of life for millions of Americans who are affected daily by their diabetes or hearing loss, or both combined.

With the prevalence of hearing loss among diabetics, and as someone who lives with type 2 diabetes, I recognize the significance of innovative new technologies such as what the iHEARtest is providing, that give our population the ability to affordably and easily monitor our own hearing and then make informed decisions about the available solutions.”

Tracey D. Brown
CEO of the American Diabetes Association

iHEAR and the American Diabetes Association (ADA): A True Partnership

iHEAR Medical is proud to be a National Strategic Partner of the American Diabetes Association (ADA). iHEAR fully supports the American Diabetes Association’s mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

"With 48 million Americans suffering from hearing loss – many of whom also have diabetes or prediabetes – iHEAR is honored to align with the American Diabetes Association as a National Strategic Partner and help with awareness and education for people with diabetes.”

“Given their high rate of hearing loss, people with diabetes should be aware of their risk and consider monitoring their hearing annually. iHEAR is proud to partner with the American Diabetes Association to provide this much needed focus on hearing loss. This will be a major part of our corporate social responsibility initiative around diabetes.”

John Luna
CEO of iHEAR Medical, Inc.

Facts About Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Diabetes affects over 30 million adults in America. While there is currently no cure it can be managed. Self-monitoring is a critical element of maintaining good control. Likewise, hearing loss can’t be reversed, but you can do something about it, through self-monitoring and appropriate hearing amplification. iHEAR offers a full array of affordable hearing aids.

These facts from the American Diabetes Association correlate how diabetes and hearing loss are intertwined:

  • Much like the onset of Type 2 diabetes, the initial signs of hearing loss are often easy to miss or ignore.
  • The effects of neuropathy associated with diabetes such as what occurs in the eyes, feet and legs also occurs in the inner ear.

Actions Diabetics Can Take About Hearing Loss

  • Start screening your hearing annually. The iHEARtest™ is the only FDA-cleared Home Hearing Screener that lets you monitor your hearing and find your Hearing Number™ from the comfort of your home. You can purchase the iHEARtest and other iHEAR products on the ADA website at, and other pharmacies and retailers in the Home Diagnostics section or online: Where to Buy.
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