Anemia and hearing loss: Is there a link?
An estimated 15 percent of adults in the United States are affected by some degree of hearing loss.

Up to two thirds of adults over 65, and 80 percent of those over 85, have reduced hearing.

In the U.S. population, hearing loss is linked to poorer health, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, and hospitalization.

Because hearing loss can have a significant impact on an individual's well-being, and because the causes are not fully understood, research into novel risk factors is ongoing.

For instance, sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), during which an individual's hearing is reduced severely over a 72-hour period, was recently shown to be associated with iron deficiency anemia (IDA)....