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Nutrición Hospitalaria

On-line version ISSN 1699-5198Print version ISSN 0212-1611


MARTIN VILLARES, C. et al. Lipid profile and hearing-loss aged-related. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2005, vol.20, n.1, pp.52-57. ISSN 1699-5198.

Objectives/hypothesis: Presbycusis is the most prevalent cause of hearing-loss in the older, but pathogenesis is not well-know. The premise of this study is that hyperlipemia increase risk of age-related hearing-loss. Patients and methods: 180 patient more than 65 years-old were studied. All patients had bilateral hearing-loss and no renal, neurological, thyriod or middle-ear pathology. We explored serum levels of cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides. We performed tonal audimetry in all patients. Results: The 71% of patients has hypercholesteremia and the higest serum levels were detected in 65-69 yearsold men (mean media 5,27). Patients with hypercholesteremia had worse hearing-loss than patients with normal lipid serum levels (p < .05). Conclusions: Our study sugest that hypercholesteremia are associated to age-related hearing-loss, possibly by an atherosclerosis mechanism.

Keywords : Age-related hearing-loss; presbycusis; hypercholesteremia; atherosclerosis.

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