Is sensorineural hearing loss with chronic otitis media due to infection or aging in older patients?

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OBJECTIVE To clarify true incidence of sensorineural hearing loss in ears with chronic otitis media (COM). METHODS Bone conduction (BC) hearing thresholds of 180 preoperative patients (207 ears) with COM and 226 normal individuals (289 ears)were measured by audiometry, and the percentage of ears with BC thresholds being higher than normal range was… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.anl.2008.07.004

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