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November 1973

Response of the Diabetic to Bekesy Audiometry

Author Affiliations

Birmingham, Ala
From the Department of Biocommunication, Hearing Clinic, University of Alabama in Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1973;98(5):349-353. doi:10.1001/archotol.1973.00780020361016

This study was designed to determine the response of diabetic patients (without significant hearing loss) to Bekesy audiometry over the frequency range of 500 to 2,000 Hz. Amplitude of Bekesy tracings from the diabetic with cardiovascular disease was significantly larger than those produced by normals, diabetics without complications, and cardiovascular patients without diabetes. The tracings from the latter three groups were statistically indistinguishable from one another.

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