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Non-organic hearing loss in Chinese teenagers.
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PMID:  18281173     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To heighten the physician's awareness of non-organic hearing loss in teenagers in China. METHODS: Retrospective cases review of seven patients (six girls and one boy) with sudden hearing loss was conducted. RESULTS: Five patients presented with hearing loss bilaterally and two patients unilaterally. All patients suffered from severe to profound hearing loss. However, the acoustic reflex test indicated direct and indirect responses were present bilaterally at 1000 Hz 100 dB SPL. The results of ABR test revealed hearing threshold within 20-30 dB nHL. Further investigations indicated non-organic hearing loss was associated with school stress or environment conflict. Satisfactory outcomes were achieved in all patients. CONCLUSION: Non-organic hearing loss should be considered when teenagers present with severe to profound sudden hearing loss if the acoustic reflex is present. School and home stresses are associated with the occurrence of non-organic hearing loss in the present study.
Hui Zhao; Chun-Fu Dai; Fang-Lu Chi; Zheng-Min Wang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-02-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Auris, nasus, larynx     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1879-1476     ISO Abbreviation:  Auris Nasus Larynx     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-28     Completed Date:  2009-01-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708170     Medline TA:  Auris Nasus Larynx     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  485-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Otology & Skull Base Surgery Department, Eye Ear Nose & Throat Hospital, Fudan University, 83 Fenyang Road, Shanghai 200031, China.
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MeSH Terms
Audiometry, Pure-Tone
Auditory Threshold
Evoked Potentials, Auditory, Brain Stem
Follow-Up Studies
Hearing Loss, Bilateral / diagnosis,  epidemiology
Hearing Loss, Functional / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  ethnology
Hearing Loss, Sudden / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  ethnology
Referral and Consultation
Retrospective Studies
Stress, Psychological

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