Hearing loss a risk in osteoporosis

The first population-based study to look at the question found women with osteoporosis had an 87% increased risk of developing sudden sensorineural hearing loss, but the increased risk was not observed in men.

The risk of acute hearing loss was significantly higher in those patients with osteoporosis who were older than 50 and female, and it was borderline higher in patients with hypertension.

Osteoporosis was very probably a systemic disease, not just one that affected the bones alone, the authors wrote.

“A growing body of evidence indicates that osteoporosis affects not only bone health, but the