Brainstem Evoked Response audiometry in diabetes mellitus
This study was undertaken to record the Brainstem Evoked Responses in a group of 20 diabetic patients with normal hearing and were compared with responses of another group of 20 normal individuals. Eighth nerve transmission till the level of cochlear nucleus was found to be normal in diabetics. The delay in latency of Wave III, IV and V and interpeak latencies (I–III, I–V) were noted to be statistically significant, thus suggesting the presence of central neuropathy in patients with diabetes. No significant sex difference on latency of waves was observed.
KeywordsDiabetic Group Autonomic Neuropathy Auditory Brainstem Response Cochlear Nucleus Auditory Pathway
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