Obesity in Teens Linked to Early Hearing Loss

Here’s surprising finding by the otolaryngology group at Columbia University: Obese teens had a higher rate of hearing loss. In a comment to the blog post, one person even suggested the possibility that deafness could lead to behaviors that lead to obesity. Regardless of what the actual cause may be, one possibility that’s almost never […]

How Second Hand Smoke Can Cause Hearing Loss In Teens

Here’s an attention-grabbing headline in Time Magazine—that exposure to second hand smoke significantly increases a teen’s chances of nerve deafness by almost two-fold. It’s already been shown that smoking can cause hearing loss in adults, but the fact that second hand smoke can affect teens’ hearing was quite a surprise. It’s already known that cigarette […]

Deafness and Dementia Linked, Through Sleep Apnea?

There are a number of studies that associate an increased risk of deafness to sleep apnea, and an increased rate of dementia with sleep apnea, so why can’t deafness and dementia be linked, with sleep apnea being the main cause for both conditions? A study that was recently published in Neurology showed that for every […]

Obstructive Sleep Apnea And Hearing Loss

I’ve always suspected that nerve deafness may be one of the consequences of obstructive sleep apnea, but there’s been little research in this area. However, a new study out of Korea shows that in the elderly, having obstructive sleep apnea significantly increases your chances of have nerve deafness, particularly due to a problem in the […]