High-frequency sensorineural hearing loss in patients with ankylosing spondylitis: is it an extrarticuler feature of disease?

@article{Adam2007HighfrequencySH,
  title={High-frequency sensorineural hearing loss in patients with ankylosing spondylitis: is it an extrarticuler feature of disease?},
  author={Mehmet Adam and Alper Nabi Erkan and Didem Arslan and Berrin Leblebici and Levent Naci {\"O}zl{\"u}oğlu and Mahmut Nafiz Akman},
  journal={Rheumatology International},
  year={2007},
  volume={28},
  pages={413-417}
}
The aim of this study was to investigate the ear involvement, especially at extended higher frequencies than those previously studied, in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). We prospectively evaluated 45 consecutive patients with AS. All patients underwent a complete physical examination of the ear, nose, and throat and an audiologic evaluation that included pure-tone audiometry at conventional and extended high frequencies, the determination of a speech discrimination score and the… CONTINUE READING