Is There a Relationship Between Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Hearing Loss?


Ekin S. , Turan M. , Arısoy A. , Günbatar H. , Sünnetçioğlu A. , Asker S. , ...Daha Fazla

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, cilt.22, ss.3124-3128, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 22
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12659/msm.897347
  • Dergi Adı: MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.3124-3128

Özet

Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disorder with an estimated prevalence in the general population of 2-5%. Its main clinical features are loud snoring and breathing stoppage during sleep. Ischemia could be a consequence of noise-induced hearing loss because cochlear oxygen tension is reduced during and after noise exposure. In this study, we evaluated auditory function in patients affected by OSA and simple snoring.