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Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic noncommunicable disease and chronic hyper-glycaemia is its main feature. In the presence of type 2 DM, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and obesity are common, and a cluster of these conditions is referred to as “metabolic syndrome”.
Hearing loss is a common disability which can be a complication of DM or hypertension and results from microvascular disease that characterize each of these disease conditions.
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of hearing loss in adults with type 2 DM adults in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. Patients and methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in UPTH, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, and the study population comprised of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus that attended medical out-patients clinic of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.