Hearing loss affects your sleep
A study that used data from the UK Biobank shows that poor sleep quality is associated with an increased risk of hearing loss.
The longitudinal analysis included 231,650 participants aged 38 to 72 years from the UK Biobank cohort, established in 2006-2010 in the United Kingdom. In the study, duration and sleep complaints were self-reported. Hearing loss was self-reported at baseline and during the follow-up.
A Korean study found that the incidence of moderate-to-severe presbycusis (age-related hearing loss) was significantly positively correlated with sleep duration.
In the study, 5,547 Korean adults aged 40 years and older completed audiometric tests and questionnaires regarding sleep duration during the 2010-2012 cycle of the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
The EuroTrak surveys, which are regularly carried out in several countries, have shown that quality of sleep seems to improve when people with hearing loss use hearing aids.
The study, "Duration and Quality of Sleep and Risk of Self-reported Hearing Loss: The UK Biobank Study", was published in the journal Ear and Hearing
The study, "Association between Sleep Duration and Presbycusis in Korean Adults: Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey", was published in the journal Korean Journal of Family Medicine.
Sources: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov and ehima.com