Sudden Hearing Loss a Possible Risk Factor for Cardio-Cerebro-Vascular Disease Patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) should be surveilled for signs of cardio-cerebro-vascular disease (CCVD), advise the authors of a study in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. In a retrospective study, researchers from the Department of Otorhinolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at Korea’s Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital reviewed the National ... Research in Brief
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Sudden Hearing Loss a Possible Risk Factor for Cardio-Cerebro-Vascular Disease
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Sudden Hearing Loss a Possible Risk Factor for Cardio-Cerebro-Vascular Disease
The ASHA Leader, March 2018, Vol. 23, 16. doi:10.1044/leader.RIB4.23032018.16
The ASHA Leader, March 2018, Vol. 23, 16. doi:10.1044/leader.RIB4.23032018.16
In a retrospective study, researchers from the Department of Otorhinolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at Korea’s Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital reviewed the National Sample Cohort from the Korea National Health Insurance Service. The data spanned 2002 through 2013, with a study population of 616 participants (half female, half male) 45–64 years old.
The SSNHL group included 154 patients diagnosed between January 2003 and December 2005. The researchers selected the comparison group using propensity score matching (four participants for every one participant with SSNHL).

An increased risk of stroke was associated with sudden sensorineural hearing loss.

The authors found that the hazard ratio of CCVD during the 11-year follow-up period was 2.18 times greater for patients with SSNHL. Additionally, an increased risk of stroke was associated with SSNHL.
“Clinicians should consider patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss to be at an increased risk of developing cardio-cerebro-vascular disease, and take specific precautions to reduce their risk of stroke,” the authors say.
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