Journal of Phonetics & Audiology

Journal of Phonetics & Audiology
Open Access

ISSN: 2471-9455

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Mahafzah MT

Mahafzah MT
Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences,
Jordan

Publications
  • Research Article
    Investigating the Possible Audiological Effects of Hypothyroidism
    Author(s): Mahafzah MT, Mahafza T, Omari H and Al Hawari HHMahafzah MT, Mahafza T, Omari H and Al Hawari HH

    Objective: We investigated audiological function in patients diagnosed with primary hypothyroidism secondary to Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Methods: Forty-one patients diagnosed with primary hypothyroidism secondary to Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and 20 control subjects participated in this study. Otoscopic examination, immittance testing, pure tone audiometry, and otoacoustic emission testing were completed on all participants. In addition, all participants were screened for the presence of tinnitus. Results: All participants’ demonstrated normal otoscopic examination and 0.226-kHz tympanometry test findings. Pure tone audiometric (PTA) testing revealed mild sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) in 16 patients diagnosed with primary hypothyroidism (39%) compared to only one participant in the control group. Eight patients with primary hypothyroidism reported bothersome tinnitu.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2471-9455.1000137

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