急性低音障害型感音難聴の検討  [in Japanese] Acute Low-tone Sensorineural Hearing Loss  [in Japanese]

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Abstract

We retrospectively studied 131 patients (132 ears) with acute low-tone sensorineural hearing loss (ALHL) who were treated at our facility from April, 1997 through March, 2001. Their illnesses were characterized by 1) acute onset, 2) with chief complaints of ear fullness, tinnitus and hearing impairment, 3) without vertigo, and 4) hearing loss in the two lower frequencies (250 Hz and 500 Hz). We investigated the general clinical features, the audiometric diagnostic criteria in the two lower frequencies and the effectiveness of steroid therapy in the improvement of prognosis and recurrence ratio.<br>The results were as follows;<br>1) Patients consisted of 40 males (40 ears) and 91 females (92 ears). The female-male ratio was 2.3. The peak incidence was in their thirties for males and twenties and fifties for females.<br>2) About 95% of patients in the study registered at more than 50 dB in the two lower frequencies.<br>3) The hearing recovery rate was 79.8% (87/109).<br>4) The recurrence ratio was 24.8 % (27/109). Of 21 patients followed up, 14 recovered, 1 not changed and 6 were diagnosed with Meniere's disease.<br>5) There were no differences in hearing recovery ratio and recurrence ratio between patients with and without steroid therapy.

Journal

  • Practica Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica

    Practica Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica 95(10), 999-1004, 2002-10-01

    The Society of Practical Otolaryngology

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10010020699
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00107089
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    00326313
  • NDL Article ID
    6320622
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZS43(科学技術--医学--耳鼻咽喉科学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z19-421
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  J-STAGE 
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