Evaluation of Patients with SNHL Attended at an Audiology Otolaryngology Service in Bahia
Introduction: Hearing loss affects a significant portion of the world population and has important socioeconomic impacts. It is extremely important that the specific definition of hearing loss and its degrees, if it is conductive or mixed sensorineural (SNHL), as well as the age of installation—if prenatal, perinatal, or postnatal.
Objective: To evaluate the audiological findings of patients with SNHL served in audiology clinic in Bahia.
Materials and Methods: This prospective study evaluated 342 patients with SNHL outpatient clinic of the Hospital Audiology Otorrinos in Feira de Santana in Bahia, in the period 2012 to 2013.
Results: The bilateral loss was found in 61.4% of patients, progressive 64%, idiopathic 46.5%, and 32.2% presbycusis.
Conclusion: The evaluation of audiological findings is important to define the etiology of loss and appropriate intervention.