Sleep Apnea and Hearing Loss?

Sleep disordered breathing is a common chronic condition in the general population world wide. In 2008, Punjabi estimated the prevalence of Sleep Apnea Syndrome (SAS) is in the range of 3% to 7%, with certain components of the population at higher risk. Recent estimates, however, by the American Journal of Epidemiology indicate a substantially higher prevalence of SAS of 26 percent in adults between the ages of…

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The Connection of Hearing Instruments and Dementia

Lately, there has been a lot of “hype” about the use of amplification and Dementia.  At least in the US, the ads hocking hearing instruments from many of the manufacturer-owned, hearing aid sales operations lead patients to believe that if they purchase hearing instruments they will cure dementia, and even Alzheimer’s Disease.  Too bad that this is not true as it…

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