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Audiometric hearing status of individuals with and without multiple sclerosis

M. Samantha Lewis, PhD, et al.


Figure 2. Model-based estimates for difference in mean pure tone air-conduction thresholds and 95 percent confidence intervals* between subjects with multiple sclerosis (MS) and control subjects without MS. *Confidence intervals that do not span 0, indicated by the dashed reference line, are frequencies showing statistically significant differences (p < 0.05).

We wanted to answer whether people with multiple sclerosis (MS) have more or less hearing loss than people without MS and whether people with relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) have more or less hearing loss than people with secondary progressive MS (SPMS). We tested the hearing of 47 people with MS, 26 with RRMS and 21 with SPMS, and 49 people without MS. Our study showed that people with MS have more hearing loss than people without MS and that people with SPMS have more hearing loss than those with RRMS.

Volume 47 Number 7, 2010
   Pages 669 — 678

This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Lewis MS, Lilly DJ, Hutter MM, Bourdette DN, McMillan GP, Fitzpatrick MA, Fausti SA. Audiometric hearing status of individuals with and without multiple sclerosis. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2010;47(7):669-78.
DOI:10.1682/JRRD.2010.01.0010

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