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Non-organic hearing loss in United Kingdom military personnel.

Authors
  • Bailey, K
  • Pearson, C
  • Clack, J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the Royal Naval Medical Service
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
100
Issue
3
Pages
333–336
Identifiers
PMID: 25895416
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Non-organic hearing loss (NOHL) is a condition in which there is audiometric discrepancy between the real hearing threshold and the measured threshold of the patient, in the absence of any organic disease. It can, rarely, be the manifestation of a somatoform disorder when it is known as conversion deafness. We present a case of conversion deafness diagnosed following a five-year period of apparent fluctuating unilateral hearing loss, and discuss the diagnosis, clinical and occupational considerations of managing this condition in a military environment.

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