volume 219, issue 2, P353-353 1978
DOI: 10.1007/bf00463811
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Abstract: We examined 56 patients with latent or clinically manifest hypothyroidism and 18 patients with acute athyreosis as a control group. We were especially interested in the localization and extent of hearing abnormalities. 45% of the patients with chronic hypothyroidism showed a hearing loss. Of these, two patients had a pure conductive loss, seven a combined hearing loss and 16 a sensori-neural hearing loss. We demonstrated hair cell damage in 13 of the patients with chronic hypothyroidism. The hearing loss was m…

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