02 January 2019

Relationship between hearing loss and other health conditions and diseases

Many diseases and health conditions can lead to a hearing loss. A hearing loss may also result in other health conditions.

A survey has found that most Australians are not aware that untreated hearing loss is associated with some serious health conditions. Diseases and other health conditions are however often related to hearing loss.

A Taiwanese study has found that the risk of developing a hearing loss is nearly twice as high if you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis compared to those who do not live with the condition.

Another Taiwanese study investigated incidences of hearing loss among patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) to evaluate whether they had a higher risk of hearing loss than the general population.

People who were undernourished as preschool children are twice as likely to develop a hearing loss as people who did not suffer from undernutrition as children, according to an American study that was carried out in Nepal.

On the other hand, hearing loss may also result in other health conditions.

People who have experienced a sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) are at greater risk of cardio-cerebrovascular disease (CCVD) and stroke, according to a Korean study.

Age-related hearing loss is associated with increased depressive symptoms in otherwise healthy older adults, a study finds.

A review of eleven scientific studies showed that hearing loss is associated with an increased risk of cognitive impairment.

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