DPOAE in HIV infected adults

Ranjan, Rajesh and Bhat, Jayashree S. (2008) DPOAE in HIV infected adults. Online Journal Of Health And Allied Sciences, 7 (1). ISSN 0972-5997

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HIV infection is associated with impairment of hearing function, at any stage of disease causing complication to the external, middle, inner ear and CNS. Audiological manifestation of HIV is a direct consequence of virus or secondary to the pharmacological treatment or viral complication. Objectives: There is paucity of information pertaining to hearing status in HIV. As the deafness can occur at any stage of HIV with varying degree and people with HIV live longer, there is need to address the hearing problems in these individuals. So this study aimed detecting the outer hair cell functioning by doing DPOAE in normal hearing HIV infected adults. Method: The experimental group comprised of 12 HIV infected (24 ears) within 20 to 40 years. The age matched control group comprised of 15 subjects (30 ears). All the subjects had normal hearing sensitivity. Initially puretone audiometry and immittance was performed for the subject selection. Subsequently DPOAE procedure was done. Results: The DPOAE was abnormal in 50% of the subjects. Conclusion: It can be concluded that the cochlear involvement is a common observation in HIV infected individuals. DPOAE test can be used as a tool for early identification of cochlear pathology in HIV infected

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:HIV, DPOAE, Outer hair cell function, Central nervous system, Hearing Impairment, Deafness
Subjects:-Journal Repositories > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases > Ear Diseases > Hearing Disorders
Nervous System > Neural Pathways
Immunologic Diseases > Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes > HIV Infections
Sense Organs > Ear
Nervous System > Central Nervous System
Therapeutics > Complementary Therapies
Investigative Techniques > Physical Stimulation
ID Code:2873
Deposited By:Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya
Deposited On:27 May 2008

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