Sudden deafness as the sole presenting symptom of diabetes mellitus--a case report

J Laryngol Otol. 1996 Jan;110(1):59-61. doi: 10.1017/s0022215100132724.


This paper reports an undiagnosed diabetic presenting to an otolaryngologist with sudden deafness of six days duration as the only symptom. Appropriate investigative and treatment measures resulted in recovery of hearing.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Chemical Industry
  • Diabetes Complications*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / drug therapy
  • Hearing Loss, Sudden / drug therapy
  • Hearing Loss, Sudden / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Insulin / therapeutic use
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Occupational Diseases / drug therapy
  • Occupational Diseases / etiology


  • Insulin