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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Diabetes and Hearing Loss – Part III

In the past couple of weeks (Part I and Part II) we have been reviewing Diabetes.  This week, in Part III, Hearing International will look at the connection of diabetes with hearing loss. As noted previously, patients with diabetes usually have a myriad of serious medical complications.   The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) indicates that the majority of adults with…

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