Hearing loss among HIV-seropositive and HIV-seronegative men and women.

  title={Hearing loss among HIV-seropositive and HIV-seronegative men and women.},
  author={Peter Torre and Howard J. Hoffman and Gayle Springer and Christopher Cox and Mary A Young and Joseph B. Margolick and Michael Plankey},
  journal={JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery},
  volume={141 3},
IMPORTANCE Age-related hearing loss affects quality of life. Data on hearing loss among aging human immunodeficiency virus-seropositive (HIV+) adults are limited. OBJECTIVE To evaluate pure-tone hearing thresholds among HIV+ and HIV-seronegative (HIV-) adults and to determine whether HIV disease variables and antiretroviral therapy are associated with pure-tone threshold levels. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS A total of 262 men (117 HIV+) from the Baltimore, Maryland/Washington, DC, site… CONTINUE READING