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
E-mail: [email protected]
|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|
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.