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Research Article, J Otol Rhinol Vol: 6 Issue: 1

Prediabetes Associated Hearing Loss: A One Year Prospective Study on Hundred Patients

Prabhakara Rao Y and Vamshi K Biroj*
Department of ENT, MRIMS, Suraram, Hyderabad, India
Corresponding author : Dr. Vamshi K Biroj
Associate Professor, Department of ENT, MRIMS, Suraram, Hyderabad, India
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Received: November 23, 2016 Accepted: January 17, 2017 Published: January 24, 2017
Citation: Rao YP, Biroj VK (2017) Prediabetes Associated Hearing Loss: A One Year Prospective Study on Hundred Patients. J Otol Rhinol 6:1. doi: 10.4172/2324-8785.1000302

Abstract

Aim: The objective of this study was to identify whether prediabetics have a higher incidence of hearing loss than people with normal blood glucose levels.

Materials and method: We performed a prospective study of audiometric data of a hundred patients with pre-diabetes matched with another hundred of normal control group over a span of a year. A complete detailed otological examination and pure tone averages were calculated initially from each group and evaluated.

Result: There has been an increase incidence of high frequency hearing loss in prediabetic group compared to normal individuals implying that increase uncontrolled glucose levels increase risk of hearing impairment.

Keywords: Prediabetes; Sensorineural hearing loss; Pure tone audiometry

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