I have seen several patients recently who complain of tinnitus and have untreated sleep apnea. What could the connection be?
If your body isn’t getting enough oxygen, many organs can be affected. We know that sleep apnea has increased the risk of heart problems and it can also affect tinnitus.
When I have recommended a sleep study and the results are positive for sleep apnea, therapy has improved the tinnitus symptoms.
Often using a CPAP will make a difference immediately. I have had patients go from being severely affected by tinnitus, to not being bothered by it at all once they have started using a CPAP machine.
Call us at 727-323-2471. We can help you.
Susan E. Terry, Au.D., F-AAA
Doctor of Audiology
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