Risk of developing sudden sensorineural hearing loss in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma: A population-based cohort study

Charlene Lin, Shih Wei Lin, Shih Feng Weng, Yong-Song Lin

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Abstract

Background The purpose of this study was to explore the risk of developing of sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Methods A population-based, retrospective cohort study using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database was conducted. From 2001 to 2006, 9121 patients with newly diagnosed NPC and 45,605 comparison subjects without NPC were selected. The incidence of SSHL at the end of 2009 was determined. Results The incidence of SSHL was 6.53-fold higher in the NPC group compared to the non-NPC group (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)203-208
Number of pages6
JournalHead and Neck
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014

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Keywords

  • nasopharyngeal carcinoma
  • radiotherapy
  • sudden sensorineural hearing loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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