Diabetes is considered by many healthcare providers to be the biggest epidemic of the 21st century. It is affecting more and more Americans at an alarming rate. According to the American Diabetes Association, over 30 million Americans have some form of diabetes. It is also estimated that over 36 million people have some form of hearing loss. This makes diabetes and hearing loss two of the most prevalent health concerns in our country. It is important to understand the risks associated with both diabetes and hearing loss to prevent any further complications when you have both.