Balance and hearing are linked, as they share a pathway to the brain, and this is why many medical conditions contribute to the causes of dizziness and hearing loss. Such as severe allergic reactions, side effects of medication, circulatory conditions, and viral and bacterial infections of the inner ear.

Your ears oversee more than just hearing – they hold your vestibular system. This is why hearing loss affects your ability to hear and understand speech, but it can also affect your balance and cause balance disorders.

The combination of hearing loss and balance disorder have also been associated with abnormality in carbohydrate metabolism. In a related study carried out by Pedro L. Mangabeira Albernaz and published in the International Archives of Otolaryngology (2016); Hearing Loss, Dizziness, and Carbohydrate Metabolism.

The retrospective study of 376 patients with inner ear symptoms suggestive of disturbances of carbohydrate metabolism. The authors present patients clinical symptoms and clinical evaluations, with emphasis on the glucose and insulin essays. Results of the study show that auditory and vestibular symptoms usually occur prior to other manifestations of metabolic changes, leading to an early diagnosis of hyperinsulinemia, intestinal sugar malabsorption or diabetes. Previously undiagnosed diabetes mellitus type II was found in 39 patients.

The recovery from sudden hearing loss and dizziness have also been linked to the age, delayed time before treatment, and initial hearing level as shown in a review of chart of patients diagnosed with sudden idiopathic sensory neural hearing loss (Joong Ho Ahn: Analysis of Prognosis in Patients with Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Dizziness (2001).

If you are experiencing hearing loss combined with any of these symptoms, please seek immediate medical help.

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