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Hearing loss and Viagra linked: study

Users could suffer long-term hearing loss


 

University of Alabama at Birmingham researcher Gerald McGwin has shown an association between hearing loss and the use of Viagra, an erectile dysfunction drug, according to Newswise. Published in the May 18 edition of the Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, he shows a potential for long-term hearing loss after using the drug and perhaps also after other drugs like Cialis and Levtra, although results for the last two were inconclusive. “Though there are limitations to this study, it is prudent that patients using these medications be warned about the signs and symptoms of hearing impairment and be encouraged to seek immediate medical attention to potentially forestall permanent damage,” he said. In the study, he looked at data of 11,525 men over 40 years old gathered by the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey between 2003 and 2006. Men who used PDE-5i medications (phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors) were twice as likely to report hearing loss as those who didn’t use them, with the strongest relationship for men using Viagra.

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Hearing loss and Viagra linked: study

  1. Researchers were surprised to learn the hearing loss is specific to certain tones in the word "NO" :)

  2. You know this could be a win ,win situation, because of Viagra a lot of men are still satisfied in the intimacy department, and but for years wives have complained that we do not listen to them…Well that's not all true, the Viagra has damaged our hearing ,so it is not that we were not listening to you, or ignoring you.. we could not hear you!!! So we either get sympathy sex for our hearing loss, or guilt sex for them falsey accusing us for ignoring them !! Has potential……

  3. These guys are wrong. You don't go deaf, you go blind.

  4. Old age and hearing loss; old age and erectile dysfunction.
    Since both conditions relate to one, they must relate to each other, too. Right?

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