Translated title of the contribution: A study of hearing loss in Osteogenesis imperfecta

V. Tarantino, G. Fossati, M. Stura, G. Asquasciati

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Osteogenesis imperfecta is a rare hereditary illness of collagen that in its lately form is characterized by a tendency to spontaneous fractures, blue sclerae and articolary hypermobility. A hearing loss, usually a conductive one, is also often present. The Authors argue about the etiology, the physiopathology, the clinical picture and especially about deafness presenting some of the cases they had the opportunity to observe. Their causitry regards twelve children aged one to ten. They have been subjected to several exams among which on ORL visit, the tonal audiometry, the tympanometry, the vestibular examen, and the X-ray of the temporal bones and of the mastoids. Where is was necessary the audiological examination has been done using REA. Seven patients turned out to be deaf; five of them had a conductive hearing loss, two of them a sensoryneural hearing loss, and one a combined hearing loss.

Translated title of the contributionA study of hearing loss in Osteogenesis imperfecta
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)122-128
Number of pages7
JournalRivista Italiana di Otorinolaringologia Audiologia e Foniatria
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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