HIV can reduce hearing ability of the adults: Study

A new study showed that the individuals who have contracted the Human Immunodeficiency Virus can experience poorer hearing than those without HIV infection.

Created On: Dec 30, 2014 13:12 IST

A new study showed that the individuals who have contracted the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) can experience poorer low frequency or high frequency hearing than those without HIV infection. The findings were published in the JAMA Network Journals on 26 December 2014.

The study was conducted by Peter Torre III of San Diego State University and his colleagues from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, Bloomberg School of Public Health and Georgetown University Medical Centre.

Study Process
• The team recruited a total of 262 men (117 were HIV positive) from the greater Baltimore-Washington DC site of the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study and 134 women (105 were HIV positive) from the Washington DC site of the Women’s Interagency HIV Study.
• The men were 57 years old on average, while the average age of the women was nearly 48.
• The team tested low-frequency pure-tone average (LPTA) at 250, 500, 1000 and 2000 hertz and high-frequency PTA (HPTA) at 3000, 4000, 6000 and 8000 hertz.

Findings of the study
Both the HPTA and LPTA were significantly higher for HIV positive adults, showing that their hearing was worse. However, relationship between HIV and hearing loss in the era of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) was not investigated thoroughly

High-frequency hearing loss is consistent with accelerated aging, but low-frequency hearing loss in this age group was unexpected.

Take Weekly Tests on app for exam prep and compete with others. Download Current Affairs and GK app

एग्जाम की तैयारी के लिए ऐप पर वीकली टेस्ट लें और दूसरों के साथ प्रतिस्पर्धा करें। डाउनलोड करें करेंट अफेयर्स ऐप

AndroidIOS

Related Stories

Comment (0)

Post Comment

1 + 0 =
Post
Disclaimer: Comments will be moderated by Jagranjosh editorial team. Comments that are abusive, personal, incendiary or irrelevant will not be published. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name, to avoid rejection.

    Monthly Current Affairs PDF

    • Current Affairs PDF September 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF August 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF July 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF June 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF May 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF April 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF March 2021
    View all

    Monthly Current Affairs Quiz PDF

    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF September 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF August 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF July 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF June 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF May 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF April 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF March 2021
    View all