A recent study demonstrated that men with sudden hearing loss may be at risk for impotence or erectile dysfunction. The risk of the possibility of erectile dysfunction in patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss was nearly twofold greater compared to men without any hearing loss. This risk remained increased for up to 4 years. Among 23,212 men who had a first episode of SSHL, the rate of ED was 95% greater than in 46,424 age-matched controls over a minimum follow-up of 4 years. The study was published in Otology & Neurotology. So if you have sudden hearing loss you need to know that you may be at increased risk of erectile dysfunction.