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What’s the link between psoriasis and hearing loss?

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Psoriasis may make you more likely to get a mild form of hearing loss called sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL). One study found that people with psoriasis were 50% more likely to be diagnosed with SSNHL. The link isn't clear, but researchers think it may happen when the immune system attacks a part of the inner ear called the cochlea. If you have hearing loss that comes on over a few days, let your doctor know ASAP.

From: Psoriasis in Your Ears WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Psoriasis Foundation: “About Psoriasis,” “Psoriasis on the Face,” “Phototherapy,” “Psoriasis treatments.”

The Hearing Journal : “Psoriatic Involvement of the Ear.”

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance: “Psoriasis and Sensitive Areas.”

Massachusetts Ear and Eye: “Sudden Deafness.”

American Journal of Clinical Dermatology : “Risk of sudden sensorineural hearing loss in patients with psoriasis: a retrospective cohort study.”

Sacharitha Bowers, MD, assistant professor of internal medicine, SIU Medicine.

Mayo Clinic: “Psoriasis.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Psoriasis: Who gets it and causes.”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on July 08, 2019

SOURCES:

National Psoriasis Foundation: “About Psoriasis,” “Psoriasis on the Face,” “Phototherapy,” “Psoriasis treatments.”

The Hearing Journal : “Psoriatic Involvement of the Ear.”

Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance: “Psoriasis and Sensitive Areas.”

Massachusetts Ear and Eye: “Sudden Deafness.”

American Journal of Clinical Dermatology : “Risk of sudden sensorineural hearing loss in patients with psoriasis: a retrospective cohort study.”

Sacharitha Bowers, MD, assistant professor of internal medicine, SIU Medicine.

Mayo Clinic: “Psoriasis.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Psoriasis: Who gets it and causes.”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on July 08, 2019

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