The International Tinnitus Journal

The International Tinnitus Journal

Official Journal of the Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society
Official Journal of the Brazil Federal District Otorhinolaryngologist Society

ISSN: 0946-5448

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One-year prevalence and risk factors of tinnitus in children with otological problems

Author(s): Kumaran Thirunavukkarasu; Chinnaraj Geetha

Introduction: The present study was conducted to find one year prevalence and risk factors of tinnitus in the children (below 18 years) who reported with the ear or hearing related complaint to All India Institute of Speech and hearing, Mysore.

Methods: A retrospective case analysis was carried out by reviewing the case files of those who visited the institute during the above period.

Results: The results shown that the tinnitus prevalence was 5.24%. No gender difference was found in children with tinnitus. Further, 79.63% of the children with tinnitus had hearing loss. In addition, 30.23% of the children with tinnitus had mild degree of hearing loss followed by minimal, and moderate degree of hearing loss. Most of these children had conductive, and sensorineural type of hearing loss than mixed type of hearing loss.

Conclusion: It can be concluded that hearing loss, gender, giddiness, and headache were found to be major risk factors.

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