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Women entering the menopausal years can feel like everything is changing all at once including their ability to hear. But is there a connection between a decline in your ability to hear and menopause? It turns out that the answer, according to a study out of Sweden is yes, menopause can cause hearing loss.
Estrogen is known to have a protective effect on the auditory (hearing) system. The authors theorized that the reduced levels of estrogen that occurs during menopause would have a negative effect on
There are many diseases that report hearing loss as a symptom of the disease. Multiple sclerosis is one of those disorders. The Mayo Clinic defines multiple sclerosis as “a potentially debilitating disease in which your body’s immune system eats away at the protective sheath (myelin) that covers your nerves. Damage to myelin causes interference in the communication between your brain, spinal cord and other areas of your body. This condition may result in deterioration of the nerves themselves, a process that’s not reversible.
If you or someone you know suffers from hypertension (high blood pressure), you should know that it could lead to more problems than you might realize. A recent study demonstrated a significant association between hypertension (high blood pressure) and hearing loss.
High Blood Pressure and Hearing Loss
A total of 274 patients between the ages of 45 – 64 were studied, with the researchers finding a direct correlation between the presence of hypertension – also known as high blood pressure – and impaired hearing. On a positive note, the researcher’s found that by
Are there different degrees of hearing loss? The easy answer is yes there are different degrees of hearing loss. What is harder for most people to understand is the impact this has on exactly what someone does or doesn’t hear. We hear this story (or some version of this story) quite often.
“When I sit beside my husband on the couch and talk to him, he can hear me without a problem. As soon as he turns on the TV…, which is louder than, I would