WELLNESS
01/22/2012 11:31 am ET Updated Mar 23, 2012

Study Links Sleep Apnea And Sudden Deafness

Sudden hearing loss might be tied to an underlying sleep disorder that interrupts breathing, suggests a new study from Taiwan.

Consulting a large health insurance database, researchers found that people who'd suffered sudden deafness were more likely to have a previous diagnosis of sleep apnea than a comparison group without hearing loss.

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