OAE stands for otoacoustic emissions, the name for the sounds produced by the cochlea.
Though it's not clear how diabetes may be related to hearing loss, many people experience both conditions simultaneously.
Hearing loss is associated with balance problems, lower physical functioning, diminished endurance, cognitive decline, and decreased well-being. Exercise can help improve these problems, but research shows that people who have hearing loss tend to get less exercise than people who don't have hearing loss.
In the United States, approximately 30 million people (1 out of 8) over age 12 have hearing loss in both ears. About 2 children of every 1,000 in the United States are born with a degree of hearing loss in one or both ears
A Cleveland Clinic study is highlighting the lack of awareness about hearing loss among adults between the ages of 50 and 80 here in the United States.