Study Links Deafness to Sexual Dysfunction in Men
As Valentine's Day approaches, Connect Hearing says men need to take steps to stay connected to the ones they love
For Immediate Release
VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA (February 11, 2013) — Men reluctant to have their hearing tested may want to listen up to the results of a new study, Connect Hearing says.
According to findings published in the Journal of Laryngology & Otology, deafness may lead to sexual dysfunction. Authored by Turkish researchers at Dicle University Medical College, the study showed a correlation in the lack of hearing and the lack of ability to function sexually.
The report produced by the Cambridge University Press journal said, "Our results indicate that men with mild or moderate sensorineural hearing loss have poorer sexual health."
Aimed at assessing sexual function in men with hearing damage, the report published recently shows that hearing loss can have implications beyond the obvious. A loss of hearing has been known to increase the risk of vehicular accidents, cause tension in relationships and lead to depression. The latest findings concerning sexual health is further evidence that hearing loss can be detrimental to the most important aspects of human life.
"Hearing damage has serious lifestyle ramifications," says MJ DeSousa, the Director of Professional Practice at Connect Hearing, Canada's largest network of hearing-health clinics. "The point of getting your hearing tested is to be sure you can enjoy all aspects of life. Healthy hearing allows you to stay connected to the activities and people you love."
As Valentine's Day approaches, Connect Hearing is encouraging Canadians to take advantage of a complimentary hearing screening at one of the company's 112 clinics.
"You don't need to do it alone, either," DeSousa suggests. "You and your loved one should visit a clinic together. It's actually one way we test for hearing loss, by gauging how well you can hear the person you converse with most often."
Deb Morse, Elevation PR
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