Sleep apnea linked to increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and hearing loss

May 24, 2014 5:25 PM

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A new study has shown that sleep apnea can cause hearing loss in some people. Sleep apnea is used to describe a sleep disorder which is characterized by pauses in breathing or instances of low or infrequent breathing during sleep.

Lead author Amit Chopra, MD, currently at the Albany Medical Center in New York said in an American Thoracic Society news release that in this population-based study of 13,967 subjects from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos, it was found that sleep apnea was independently associat...

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