[Frequency and distribution of risk factors in hearing loss].

In 45 patients with hearing loss we found metabolic and other "risk factors" above average. In 96% of those patients there was one "risk factor" at least. Latent (63.8%) or manifest diabetes (6.6%) was most frequent. Hyperuricemia was observed in 35.9% and hyperlipoproteinemia type IIa/IIb or IV in 24.2%. Non-metabolic risk factors (overweight, elevated… (More)