Association between sleep-disordered breathing and hearing disorders: Clinical observation in Sicilian patients

Antonella Ballacchino, Pietro Salvago, Emanuele Cannizzaro, Roberta Costanzo, Maurizio Di Marzo, Sergio Ferrara, Eleonora La Mattina, Giuseppe Messina, Marianna Mucia, Antonino Mulè, Fulvio Plescia, Federico Sireci, Serena Rizzo, Francesco Martines

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Abstract

Introduction: To examine the putative association between Sleep-Disordered breathing and hearing disorders Material and methods: 120 Sicilian subjects ranging from 14 to 85 years of age who were divided in 46 cases suffering from tinnitus (G1 group) and 74 controls (G2 group) were evaluated through STOP BANG screening questionnaire and Four-Variable Screening Tool; after Data collecting each subject underwent Audiological assessment by multi-frequency audiometry (PTA) and Transient-evoked otoacoustic emissions (TEOAE-diagnostic) for each ear. Results: Cases showed: PTA significantly severe than the control group (58.70% vs. 16.89% hearing loss; P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-614
Number of pages8
JournalActa Medica Mediterranea
Volume31
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Hearing loss
  • Multifrequency audiometry
  • OSA
  • Sleep-disordered
  • TEOAE
  • Tinnitus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Ballacchino, A., Salvago, P., Cannizzaro, E., Costanzo, R., Di Marzo, M., Ferrara, S., La Mattina, E., Messina, G., Mucia, M., Mulè, A., Plescia, F., Sireci, F., Rizzo, S., & Martines, F. (2015). Association between sleep-disordered breathing and hearing disorders: Clinical observation in Sicilian patients. Acta Medica Mediterranea, 31(3), 607-614.