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Sensorineural Hearing Loss due to Air Bag Deployment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22953102     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Deployment of the air bag in a passenger vehicle accident rarely causes otologic injuries. However, sensorineural hearing loss induced by air bag deployment is extremely rare, with only a few cases reported in the English literature. A 38-year-old man involved in a traffic accident while driving his car at 40 km/hour presented with right sensorineural hearing loss and tinnitus, without associated vertigo. Pure-tone audiometry demonstrated elevated thresholds of 30 dB and 25 dB at 4 kHz and 8 kHz, respectively, on the right side. Air bag deployment in car accidents is associated with the risk of development of sensorineural hearing loss.
Authors:
Masafumi Ohki; Jyunichi Ishikawa; Atsushi Tahara
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in otolaryngology     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  2090-6773     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Otolaryngol     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-06     Completed Date:  2012-09-06     Revised Date:  2013-04-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101576603     Medline TA:  Case Rep Otolaryngol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203714     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology, Saitama Medical Center, Saitama Medical University, Saitama 350-8550, Japan.
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