HRT May Increase Risk of Postmenopausal Hearing Loss

Share this content:
HRT May Increase Risk of Postmenopausal Hearing Loss
HRT May Increase Risk of Postmenopausal Hearing Loss

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hearing loss is linked to several factors associated with menopause, according to research published online May 8 in Menopause.

The findings stem from a review of data from 80,972 women in the United States.

According to the investigators, one factor is age at menopause. An older age is tied to a higher risk of hearing loss. A second factor is the use of oral hormone therapy to treat some of the symptoms of menopause. The researchers also found that the longer a woman used hormone therapy, the greater the odds of hearing difficulties.

"The finding from this observational study that women who underwent menopause at a later age and used oral hormone therapy had greater hearing loss was unexpected but should lead to more testing in a randomized, clinical trial," JoAnn Pinkerton, M.D., executive director of the North American Menopause Society, said in a news release from the group. "Information about the potential effect on hearing is important to include in a discussion regarding the risks and benefits of hormone therapy for symptomatic menopausal women."

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »

Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

Trending Activities

All Professions



Sign up for myCME e-newsletters


More in Home

Surveillance Frequency Doesn't Cut Mortality in Colorectal Cancer

Surveillance Frequency Doesn't Cut Mortality in Colorectal Cancer

And, intensity of imaging surveillance not linked to time to detection of colorectal cancer recurrence

Procalcitonin Assay Doesn't Cut Antibiotic Use in Lower RTI

Procalcitonin Assay Doesn't Cut Antibiotic Use in Lower ...

Provision of assay doesn't result in less antibiotic use for suspected lower respiratory tract infection

Preventing Child Maltreatment Not Yet Feasible in Primary Care

Preventing Child Maltreatment Not Yet Feasible in Primary ...

USPSTF says evidence inadequate for primary care interventions to prevent child maltreatment

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »