Estrogen and hearing: a summary of recent investigations.

  title={Estrogen and hearing: a summary of recent investigations.},
  author={Malou Hultcrantz and Rusana Simonoska and Annika Elmqvist Stenberg},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica},
  volume={126 1},
Is the female sex steroid estrogen the key to preserved hearing in the aging human? This question remains unanswered, but hearing loss is more profound in elderly males than females. There are also well-known sex differences in the auditory brainstem response (ABR), i.e. women have shorter latencies than men. Moreover, menopausal women who are administered hormone replacement therapy have slightly better hearing than those who are not, and women with Turner's syndrome (45,X), who are… CONTINUE READING


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