A New article by Dr. Hashir Aazh in collaboration with researchers in University of Cambridge and Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, Finland on the relationship between tinnitus, hearing loss and insomnia.
International Journal of Audiology, January 2020
It is possible that tinnitus, hearing loss and insomnia are all linked to oxidative stress. If so, there should be a relationship between insomnia and hearing loss among patients with tinnitus. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between insomnia and hearing thresholds for patients with tinnitus. Seventy percent of patients experienced some form of insomnia. Thirty eight percent of patients had hearing loss. Regression models showed that the average hearing threshold across ears and frequencies (0.5-4 kHz), adjusted for age and gender, did not predict insomnia. The data do not support the idea that high levels of oxidative stress, which are associated with insomnia, have a strong influence on hearing loss among patients with tinnitus.