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Volume 6, Issue 1 (Spring 2003)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2003, 6(1): 9-15 | Back to browse issues page

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Bayat A, Farhadi M, Emam Jomeh H. Drill-Induced Hearing Loss Following Mastoidectomy: A Pre-and Postoperative Bone Conduction Comparison. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2003; 6 (1) :9-15
URL: http://jams.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-6740-en.html
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Introduction: The existence of acoustic trauma secondary to drill noise during chronic ear surgeries has not yet been clearly demonestrated. This investigation aims to document the hearing loss that occures in patients who underwent mastoidectomy.
Materials and Methods: Sixty-three (38 male and 25 female) consecutive patients (11-57 years) who underwent modified radical mastoidectomy were included. In a concurrent clinical trial design, we measured bone conduction thresholds before and after (1 week and 1 month) operation on both sides.
Bone conduction thresholds were assessed in 250, 500, 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 Hz frequencies.
Results: Paired-test results showed a satistically significant temporary (TTS) and permanent threshold shifts (PTS) were occured in the 2000-4000 Hz region for operated (on addition to 1000 Hz) and non-operated ears, but clinically PTSs were not remarkable and TTSs were important only for operated ear (P<0.05). The correlation between duration of noise exposure and magnitude of threshold shift was only significant in operated ear in 2000-4000 Hz region (P<0.05).
Conclusion: We could not demonestrate any permanent hearing loss caused by drill-generated noise, but resultant noise is able to produce TTS in the operated ear in 2000-4000 Hz region. We found poor relationship between duration of noise exposure and magnitude of threshold shifts.
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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: psychology
Received: 2021/01/25 | Accepted: 2003/03/30

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