Evaluation of Hearing Efficiency in Patients with Oral Sub mucous Fibrosis
Received Date: Sep 10, 2013 / Accepted Date: Sep 23, 2013 / Published Date: Sep 30, 2013
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.
Keywords: Oral submucous fibrosis, Audiometry, Conductive hearing loss
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.
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