Estimation of auditory threshold in an extended frequency range in elderly people


Objectives – to study hearing thresholds at high frequencies in elderly and senile patients, taking into account the age norm and the presence of comorbid diseases.  

Material and methods. 111 patients aged from 50 to 97 years (mean age 70.5 ± 2.1) were examined, their age, auditory function, and concomitant diseases were also registered.

Results. The measured average auditory thresholds at high frequencies, if compared to the age-related standards for auditory sensitivity, have revealed an underestimated hearing loss in 12.6% of patients.  The presence of concomitant diseases has a significant impact on the development of chronic sensorineural hearing loss in each age group.  

Conclusion. Audiometry in an extended frequency range in elderly patients with concurrent diseases can improve the hearing examination algorithm.

Conflict of Interest: nothing to disclose.

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Для цитирования

Aizenshtadt LV, Vladimirova TYu, Kurenkov AV,  Kashapova AM. Estimation of auditory threshold in an extended frequency range in elderly peopleScience & Innovations in Medicine. 2019;4(4):4-7. doi: 10.35693/2500-1388-2019-4-4-4-7


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