Evaluation of Audiometric Test Results to Determine Hearing Impairment in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Analysis of Data from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

@inproceedings{Jeong2016EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of Audiometric Test Results to Determine Hearing Impairment in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Analysis of Data from the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey},
  author={Hyemin Jeong and Y. S. Chang and Sun Young Baek and Seon Woo Kim and Yeong Hee Eun and In Young Kim and Jaejoon Lee and Eun-Mi Koh and Hoon Suk Cha},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2016}
}
This study aimed to evaluate the association between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and hearing impairment in the Korean adult population. Audiometric and laboratory test data from the 2010-2012 Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) were used for analysis. The relationship between RA and hearing impairment was analyzed, adjusting for various known risk factors associated with hearing impairment. RA was defined in the questionnaire as "RA diagnosed by a physician (yes/no… CONTINUE READING