A study has found that psoriasis is associated with hearing loss, especially at high frequencies.
Psoriasis is a long-lasting, noncontagious autoimmune disease characterized by raised areas of abnormal skin.
In the study, psoriasis was associated with hearing loss at the frequencies 500 Hz, 1000 Hz, 2000 Hz, 4000 Hz and 6000 Hz. Patients with psoriasis had increased odds of both a sensorineural hearing loss and a sudden sensorineural hearing loss.
The reason why psoriasis and hearing loss are related was not explained or documented in the study.
The study searched MEDLINE and Embase on 12th November 2022 for studies on the association between psoriasis and hearing loss and included 12 case-control/cross-sectional and 3 cohort studies with 202,683 participants in total.
The article, "Association of Psoriasis With Hearing Loss: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis", was published in the journal of cutaneous medicine and surgery.