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Frequency dependence of hearing loss with perforations.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
JNMA; journal of the Nepal Medical Association
Publication Date
Volume
46
Issue
168
Pages
180–184
Identifiers
PMID: 18340370
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This cross-sectional study was conducted in different sizes of pars tensa perforation in patients with chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) tubo-tympanic type undergoing myringoplasty. A total of 50 patients were recruited from the outpatient Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery in TU Teaching Hospital from June 2003 to May 2004. Cases of CSOM tubo-tympanic type with dry central perforation, conductive type of hearing loss were subjected to myringoplasty. Preoperative audiometric evaluations were done. While operating under microscope diameter of perforations were measured and perforations were grouped according to the size. This study showed that the hearing loss was found to be more at lower frequencies and less as the frequencies increased. Hearing loss is more marked at lower frequencies as compared to higher frequencies, irrespective any size or location of perforation of pars tensa.

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