Hidden Hearing Responds to New Study Linking Migraines to Hearing Loss

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A new study has revealed that those who suffer from migraines may be at an increased risk of developing hearing loss.

people who regularly suffer from migraines are more likely to have lowered otacoustic emissions and auditory brainstem responses

The results showed that people who regularly suffer from migraines are more likely to have lowered otacoustic emissions and auditory brainstem responses (ABR), both of which are early indicators of impending auditory dysfunction which can lead to hearing loss. Alongside this, it was found that almost two thirds of migraine patients had one or more abnormalities in auditory electrophysiological testing. This comes despite nearly all subjects having a normal hearing level. The report was published in the American Journal of Otolaryngology.

Auditory dysfunction symptoms such as phonophobia (fear of loud noises) and tinnitus were present in 20.7% and 13.8% of participants respectively.

The experts at Hidden Hearing, a private hearing healthcare solutions provider, are dedicated to keeping up to date with the latest industry updates and developments and received this news with great interest.

A representative from Hidden Hearing shares their thoughts on the matter.

“The results of this study really highlight the importance of regular hearing tests, especially for those most vulnerable to hearing loss. At Hidden Hearing we offer free, no obligation hearing tests so anyone with concerns would be well advised to book an appointment as soon as possible.”

With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of thousands of people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.

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