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[Irish Medical Times] , Connors, Aoife Excessive alcohol can influence hearing loss. (19 Nov 2010)

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Excessive alcohol consumption may affect our hearing, new research has found. While many people are aware of the obvious risks associated with binge drinking, it is not commonly known that excessive drinking can cause loss of hearing.

Dr Nina Byrnes, Irish GP and Medical Liaison Officer with Hidden Hearing — the Irish hearing healthcare provider — explained that studies have shown that high alcohol consumption over a long period of time can result in damage to the central auditory cortex of the brain and may lead to brain shrinkage. As the damage to the auditory nerves adds up, even moderate drinkers may risk nerve damage and hearing loss.

 

Item Type:News
Source:Irish Medical Times
Date:19 November 2010
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Subjects:G Health and disease > State of health > Physical health
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences

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