Evaluation of Hearing Efficiency in Patients with Oral Sub mucous FibrosisMinal S Chaudhary1, Deepali P Mohite1*, Rolly Gupta1, Swati Patil1, Suchitra Gosavi2, Madhuri Gawande1 and Chinar Fating3
- Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Deepali P Mohite
Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Pathology
Sharad Pawar Dental College, Sawangi (Meghe)
Wardha, Maharashtra, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: September 10, 2013; Accepted date: September 23, 2013; Published date: September 30, 2013
Citation: Chaudhary MS, Mohite DP, Gupta R, Patil S, Gosavi S, et al. (2013) Evaluation of Hearing Efficiency in Patients with Oral Sub mucous Fibrosis. Otolaryngology 3:143. doi:10.4172/2161-119X.1000143
Copyright: © 2013 Chaudhary MS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Objective: To evaluate hearing deficit in patients with Oral Submucous Fibrosis.
Study background: A Cross Sectional study. Settings: The present work was carried out in the Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Sharad Pawar Dental College, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra, India. Subjects and methods: 20 patients clinically diagnosed as having OSMF were evaluated by audiometry.
Results: On comparing hearing loss in patients with grade I OSMF, there was a slight variation observed in values between Rt and Lt sides. Patients with grade II OSMF demonstrated hearing loss which was bilateral in 5 of the 9 patients with Conductive Hearing Loss (CHL). 4/9 patients had mild CHL on either Rt or Lt. sides. 5 cases in group II had normal hearing threshold on both sides. Patient with grade III OSMF had bilateral mild CHL.
Conclusion: Significant correlation was observed between the degree of fibrosis of the palatal muscles and hearing deficit.