Evaluation of hearing loss and tinnitus in Behcet's disease

KARADAĞ A., Karadag M., BORA A., HAYTA E., Cetin A. B., CEYHAN DOĞAN S., ...More

EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY, vol.276, no.10, pp.2691-2696, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 276 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00405-019-05506-5
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2691-2696
  • Keywords: Behcet's disease, Hearing loss, Audiometry, Tinnitus, MANIFESTATIONS, INVOLVEMENT
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


Objective The aim of this study is to evaluate sensorineuralhearing loss (SHNL) and tinnitus in patients with Behcet's disease (BD), while also determining the association between the clinical symptoms of BD and the disease duration with the development of hearing loss. Materials and methods The study included 44 patients with BD and 42 healthy volunteers as the control group. The level of tinnitus-induced annoyance and the effects of tinnitus on daily life were evaluated with Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and the Tinnitus Reaction Questionnaire (TRQ). The hearing levels of all participants were measured with high-frequency audiometry and transient auto-acoustic emission tests. Results The patients with BD were significantly more affected by SNHL and tinnitus than the controls (p < 0.05). The correlation between disease duration and age among those with SNHL was statistically significant (p < 0.05). No association was found between the clinical findings and SNHL and tinnitus (p > 0.05) in the BD patients. Conclusion In the present study, high-frequency SNHL was found to be common in among the patients with BD. SNHL in BD is positively correlated with the patients' age of the and the disease duration.