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Obstructive sleep apnoea increases risk of hearing loss

Miriam Davis, PhD   |   Clinical Summary   |   25 November 2022
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Takeaway

  • A meta-analysis found that obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), also known as obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome, elevates the risk of hearing loss by 38% compared with controls.
  • The hearing loss was mainly at higher frequencies.

Why this matters

  • Hearing loss is frightfully common, with a worldwide prevalence of 1.5 billion according to the World...

          

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