A recent study has shown that snoring and sleep apnea increase our risk of hearing loss (for the snorer, not the listener!) Close to 14,000 participants from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos were looked at and those with a history of snoring and sleep apnea were associated with a 90% increase in low-frequency hearing loss. A 31% increase in high-frequency hearing loss was also found. It is speculated that lack of good breathing during sleep reduces oxygen flow to our hearing organ, the cochlea, leading to hearing loss.
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