Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an inflammatory disease, is often linked to hearing loss. A clinical trial that took place in 2006 showed 43 percent of arthritis sufferers also had some form of hearing loss. RA could affect the inner ear cells because it attacks many of the body’s systems. Also, drugs used to treat RA, like Advil and Tylenol, have been known to cause hearing loss. This could be another reason there is a link between RA and hearing loss.
If a medical condition like RA has affected your hearing, do not hesitate to reach out to an audiologist. Here at the Center for Audiology, we offer comprehensive evaluation that can help you more than you know. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.