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Sleep Apnea and Hearing Loss? Study Discovers Possible Link

Sensorineural hearing loss can be from the effect of sleep apnea on the arteries

Sensorineural hearing loss, on the other hand, can be attributed to a number of other factors. One possibility relates to the effect of sleep apnea on the arteries. Since it causes the level of inflammatory proteins to increase, the arteries, in turn, also become inflamed, and plaque builds up along their walls. A direct result of narrow artery walls is the inability of oxygen to travel to the inner ears since blood flow slows down tremendously.