Study of Hearing loss in Diabetes Mellitus in Maharashtra Population

Authors

  • Pramod Ramachandra Shiralkar
  • Karan Suhas Vayangankar
  • Nikesh Gosrani

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v14i3.19399

Keywords:

Otoscopy, Audiometry, HbsA1c, Maharashtra

Abstract

Background: High blood glucose levels are found to derange the vessels found in the stria vascularis and adjacent
nerves thus it results into diminished ability to hear Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent the severity or
permanent hearing loss.
Method: 40 adult patients aged between 30 to 50 years were studied by pure tone audiometry. By audiometry the
degree, type and configuration of hearing was assessed. Ear examination was done by otoscopy followed by pure
tone audiometry.
Results: 20 (50%) patients had moderate, 12 (30%) had moderate severe, 8 (20%) severe hearing loss. The associated
clinical manifestations were 13 (32.5%) parasthesia, 10 (25%) skin disease, 8 (20%) visual problems, 9 (22.5%) lack
of sleep.
Conclusion: This pragmatic study with different degree of hearing loss will be helpful to ENT surgeon to assess
the severity and treat efficiently to prevent the complications of hearing loss.

Author Biographies

  • Pramod Ramachandra Shiralkar

    Associate Professor, Department of ENT, Vedantaa Institute of Medical Sciences, Dahanu, Palghar, Maharashtra

  • Karan Suhas Vayangankar

    Assistant professor in E.N.T.Vedantaa Institute of Medical Sciences, Dahanu, Palghar, Maharashtra

  • Nikesh Gosrani

    Assistant professor in E.N.T.Vedantaa Institute of Medical Sciences, Dahanu, Palghar, Maharashtra

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Published

2023-06-21

How to Cite

Study of Hearing loss in Diabetes Mellitus in Maharashtra Population. (2023). Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 14(3), 234-236. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v14i3.19399