Epidemiology of Hearing Loss in Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Veterans
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The purpose of this study is to determine if individuals with diabetes are at increased risk of hearing impairment or tinnitus (the perception of ringing or noises in the ears or head). An important goal of this research is also to obtain a better understanding of possible interactions between hearing disorders and other chronic conditions, such as diabetes. Participation in this research will be for a few hours only, to be scheduled at the participant's convenience and according to the testing schedules of the different clinics involved.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
21 Years to 80 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Any participants over 21 years of age and under 80 who do not have an end-stage disease