Fibromyalgia may increase risk of hearing loss – new small study

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fibromyalgia, hearing, deaf, fibromyalgia informationHearing of high frequency noise is impacted when people have fibromyalgia, according to a small study from Turkey. Experts tested the hearing of 35 women with fibromyalgia (average age 48 years old) and compared results to 25 healthy women of roughly the same age. They also looked at the condition of the middle ear and mobility of the eardrum.

Results between the groups were similar at low frequencies, but when higher frequencies were used, definite differences were seen. The research group concludes:

“Our results point to a pathophysiologic link between fibromyalgia and the development of audiological abnormalities in these patients.”

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