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Sleep Apnea and Hearing Loss? Study Discovers Possible Link

Sudden hearing loss can be a result of an inadequate amount of oxygen

Sudden hearing loss, likewise, results from an inadequate supply of oxygen that accompanies sleep apnea. This decrease in oxygen levels and blood circulation has an impact on the hair cells and other parts of the inner ear. Without enough oxygen, these cells weaken, which causes temporary sensorineural hearing loss. When the cells start to die off due to lack of oxygen, then the hearing loss becomes permanent.