Teen obesity linked to increased risk of sensorineural hearing loss

06/18/2013 | MedicalDaily.com

Obese teens had a nearly twofold higher risk of developing low-frequency sensorineural hearing loss than their normal-weight peers, according to an analysis published in the journal The Laryngoscope. Researchers looked at the data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey involving 1,500 12- to 19-year-olds, and found that 15.16% of obese teens reported experiencing sensorineural hearing loss compared with 7.89% of those who were not obese.

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