Peripheral and Central Auditory Manifestation of Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis may affect the auditory function and is a subject of debate. The exact etiopathogenesis is not known. However there is evidence of rt of synovial joints of ossicles. Rheumatoid Arthritis may involve the Aoditory system by producing conductive hearing loss, abnormal otoadmittance and sensorineural hearing loss. Patients with pre-existing ear disease were not included in the study. In the present study, effcet of Rheumatoid Arthritis on auditory function is observed. The Study was carried out on 25 patients of classical or definite Rheumatoid Arthritis and 16 controls at M.Y. Hospital, Indore.