Keywords : Audiological Evaluation
Audiological Evaluation of Hypothyroid Patients by Pure Tone Audiometry at Tertiary Care Hospital in Himachal Pradesh
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2023, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 2038-2045
Thyroid hormone is important for the normal function of the auditory system. Thus, the present study was undertaken with the objective to evaluate the audiological profile of Hypothyroid Patients at Tertiary Care Hospital in Himachal Pradesh.
Material & Methods: Between September 2020 and June 2021, a cross-sectional study was done on hypothyroid patients came in OPD at Otorhinolaryngology Department of the Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru Government Medical College and Hospital, District Chamba, Himachal Pradesh. After confirmation of hypothyroid status based on FT3, FT4 &TSH level, their socio-demographic characteristics were assessed and audiological assessment was done by pure tone audiometry. Patients were categorized on the basis of maximum hearing threshold intensity level. Data was analysed using Epi info V7 Software.