Daily Archives: September 21, 2020

Can Anemia Be Linked To Hearing Loss?

Anemia, or an iron deficiency, is one of the most common blood conditions of the 21st century. JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery recently published a study that investigated a possible link between anemia and hearing loss. With both conditions affecting a large population of the United States, it’s a link well worth exploring. Hearing loss can be caused by many things such as high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, and general poor health, but one thing is for sure, most people in the US will be affected by it at some point in their life. Around 15 percent of American adults have at least some degree of hearing loss, and that percentage jumps to around 60 when you only consider senior citizens. Despite hearing loss being such a widespread issue, it causes are not fully understood, and risk factors are a Read More +