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Hearing loss and vestibular function correlation in Menière's disease patients.
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PMID:  19408505     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: To analyse the correlation between vestibular dysfunction and hearing level of patients diagnosed with Menière's disease. METHODS: Retrospective study on the correlation between hearing level and unilateral weakness in 100 Menière's disease patients. In order assess the effect of disease severity in such correlation, the study group included 50 patients who subsequently were treated with oral medication and 50 who later received intratympanic gentamicin to control their symptoms. Audiogram and caloric tests were performed before beginning both of the treatments. Patients were classified according to the AAO-HNS guidelines. Handicap was assessed with the Functional Level of the AAO-HNS and the Dizziness Handicap Inventory. RESULTS: No correlation was found between pure tone average and canal paresis neither when patients were analysed as a whole nor when correlation was controlled for the treatment installed afterwards. Nevertheless, when they were grouped by hearing loss AAO-HNS stages, we found a greater canal paresis in those with a higher hearing loss (groups 3 and 4). CONCLUSION: No correlation was found between hearing loss and canal paresis of patients diagnosed with Menière's disease. However patients with a higher amount of hearing damage have a tendency to abnormal caloric results.
M S Boleas-Aguirre; V Palomar-Asenjo; N Sánchez-Ferrándiz; N Pérez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revue de laryngologie - otologie - rhinologie     Volume:  129     ISSN:  0035-1334     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol (Bord)     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-04     Completed Date:  2009-07-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414144     Medline TA:  Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol (Bord)     Country:  France    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clínica Universitaria de Navarra, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Hearing Loss / complications*,  physiopathology*
Meniere Disease / complications*,  physiopathology*
Retrospective Studies
Vestibular Function Tests

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