Sudden sensorineural hearing loss is associated with chronic rhinosinusitis: Population-based study

S. H. Hung, H. C. Lin, L. T. Kao, C. S. Wu, S. D. Chung

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Abstract

Background: This study aimed to evaluate the association of chronic rhinosinusitis with sudden sensorineural hearing loss using a population-based database. Methods: Sampled subject data were obtained from the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2000. A total of 3325 patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss were identified and 9975 controls were randomly selected. A conditional logistic regression was used to calculate the odds ratio for having been previously diagnosed with chronic rhinosinusitis, for cases and controls. Results and conclusion: The adjusted odds ratio of having prior chronic rhinosinusitis among cases compared to controls was 1.36 (95 per cent confidence interval = 1.16-1.60). The significant relationship between sudden sensorineural hearing loss and chronic rhinosinusitis was most pronounced among those patients aged 44 years or less (compared to controls) (odds ratio = 2.18; 95 per cent confidence interval = 1.63-2.92). However, the significant relationship between sudden sensorineural hearing loss and prior chronic rhinosinusitis was not sustained for patients older than 60 years compared to controls.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)521-525
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Volume130
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2016

Keywords

  • Hearing Loss
  • Rhinitis
  • Sensorineural Hearing Loss
  • Sinusitis
  • Sudden
  • Sudden Deafness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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