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Venla Lohi, Pasi Ohtonen, Martti Sorri, Elina Mäki-Torkko & Samuli Hannula (2021) The impact of cardiovascular diseases on hearing deterioration: a 13-year follow-up study, International Journal of Audiology, DOI: 10.1080/14992027.2021.1998838

The impact of cardiovascular diseases on hearing deterioration : a 13-year follow-up study

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Author: Lohi, Venla1,2; Ohtonen, Pasi3; Sorri, Martti2;
Organizations: 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Oulu University Hospital, Finland
2PEDEGO Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland and Medical Research Centre Oulu, Finland
3Division of Operative Care and Oulu University Hospital and Research Unit of Surgery, Anesthesia and Intensive care, University of Oulu, Finland
4Audiological Research Center, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University, Sweden
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: embargoed
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2021112557050
Language: English
Published: Informa, 2021
Publish Date: 2022-11-09
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Abstract

Objective: To study the impact of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) on hearing deterioration among ageing adults in a longitudinal setting. Furthermore, to describe the pure tone threshold changes at the 0.125–8 kHz frequency range over 13 years.

Design: A population-based follow-up study.

Study sample: A random sample of 850 adults, of whom 559 participated in the follow-up study. Otological examination, a structured interview, and pure tone audiometry were conducted. Multivariate regression models were used to estimate the effect of CVD (participants had at least one cardiovascular condition) on hearing deterioration of the better ear hearing level (BEHL), defined as a change in the pure-tone average (PTA) of the frequencies 0.5, 1, 2, and 4 kHz and separately at the lower (0.125, 0.25, and 0.5 kHz) and higher (4, 6, and 8 kHz) frequencies.

Results: In the multivariable-adjusted analysis, the BEHL change at 13 years was 0.7 dB greater among participants with CVD (p = 0.3). The mean BEHL change during the 13-year follow-up was 12.0 dB (95% CI 11.4–12.6) among all participants.

Conclusions: No significant association between CVD and hearing threshold changes was found.

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Series: International journal of audiology
ISSN: 1499-2027
ISSN-E: 1708-8186
ISSN-L: 1499-2027
DOI: 10.1080/14992027.2021.1998838
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1080/14992027.2021.1998838
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 3125 Otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology
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Funding: This work was supported by Finnish State Research funding and grants from the Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation, the Finnish Society of Audiology and the Päivikki and Sakari Sohlberg Foundation.
Copyright information: © 2021 British Society of Audiology, International Society of Audiology, and Nordic Audiological Society. This is an Accepted Manuscript version of the following article, accepted for publication in International Journal of Audiology. Venla Lohi, Pasi Ohtonen, Martti Sorri, Elina Mäki-Torkko & Samuli Hannula (2021) The impact of cardiovascular diseases on hearing deterioration: a 13-year follow-up study, International Journal of Audiology, DOI: 10.1080/14992027.2021.1998838. It is deposited under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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