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 […]

Can Sleep Apnea Cause Nerve Deafness?

More than a handful of times, whenever someone comes to me with sudden hearing loss on one ear, there’s usually a precipitating event, such as an infection, stressful event, or trauma. Here’s a sequence of events where an underlying sleep-breathing problem clearly caused hearing loss. A middle aged man with known severe hearing loss in […]