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Acupuncture as a Treatment for Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Case Report

Acupuncture as a Treatment for Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Case Report Abstract Due to the increasing interest in the use of acupuncture as a method for treating hearing loss, objective audiological test result data are needed. Hence, this preliminary report presents the findings of a detailed audiological assessment of the effectiveness of acupuncture as a treatment for sensorineural hearing loss on one adult man. A battery of audiological tests was administered prior to the patient's receiving eight acupuncture treatments (at one-week intervals), and this same battery of tests was repeated twice following the acupuncture treatments. The results obtained do not indicate that acupuncture holds promise for reversing sensorineural hearing loss. References 1. Peng A: Acupuncture treatment for deafness . Am J Chinese Med 1:155-158, 1973.Crossref 2. Kao FF, et al: Efficacy of acupuncture for the treatment of sensorineural deafness . Am J Chinese Med 1:283-304, 1973.Crossref 3. Hirsh IJ, et al: Development of materials for speech audiometry . J Speech Hear Dis 17:321-337, 1952. 4. Tillman T, Carhart R: An expanded test for speech discrimination utilizing CNC monosyllabic words (N.U. Auditory Test No. 6), in Technical Report SAM-TR-66-65. USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Aerospace Medical Division (AFSC), Brooks Air Force Base, Tex, 1966. 5. Rintelmann WF, Schumaier DR, Jetty AJ: List equivalency and test-retest reliability for normal listeners on N.U. Auditory Test No. 6, in: Speech Hearing Science Laboratory Report 1-73. East Lansing, Mich, Michigan State University, 1973, pp 7-17. 6. Carhart R: Clinical determination of abnormal auditory adaptation. Arch Otolaryngol 65:32-39, 1957.Crossref 7. Jerger J, Shedd JL, Harford E: On the detection of extremely small changes in sound intensity . Arch Otolaryngol 69:200-211, 1959.Crossref 8. Jerger J: Bekesy audiometry in the analysis of auditory disorders . J Speech Hear Res 3:275-287, 1960. 9. Jerger J: Clinical experience with impedance audiometry . Arch Otolaryngol 92:311-324, 1970.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Otolaryngology American Medical Association

Acupuncture as a Treatment for Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Case Report

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1974 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9977
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10.1001/archotol.1974.00780030310016
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Abstract

Abstract Due to the increasing interest in the use of acupuncture as a method for treating hearing loss, objective audiological test result data are needed. Hence, this preliminary report presents the findings of a detailed audiological assessment of the effectiveness of acupuncture as a treatment for sensorineural hearing loss on one adult man. A battery of audiological tests was administered prior to the patient's receiving eight acupuncture treatments (at one-week intervals), and this same battery of tests was repeated twice following the acupuncture treatments. The results obtained do not indicate that acupuncture holds promise for reversing sensorineural hearing loss. References 1. Peng A: Acupuncture treatment for deafness . Am J Chinese Med 1:155-158, 1973.Crossref 2. Kao FF, et al: Efficacy of acupuncture for the treatment of sensorineural deafness . Am J Chinese Med 1:283-304, 1973.Crossref 3. Hirsh IJ, et al: Development of materials for speech audiometry . J Speech Hear Dis 17:321-337, 1952. 4. Tillman T, Carhart R: An expanded test for speech discrimination utilizing CNC monosyllabic words (N.U. Auditory Test No. 6), in Technical Report SAM-TR-66-65. USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Aerospace Medical Division (AFSC), Brooks Air Force Base, Tex, 1966. 5. Rintelmann WF, Schumaier DR, Jetty AJ: List equivalency and test-retest reliability for normal listeners on N.U. Auditory Test No. 6, in: Speech Hearing Science Laboratory Report 1-73. East Lansing, Mich, Michigan State University, 1973, pp 7-17. 6. Carhart R: Clinical determination of abnormal auditory adaptation. Arch Otolaryngol 65:32-39, 1957.Crossref 7. Jerger J, Shedd JL, Harford E: On the detection of extremely small changes in sound intensity . Arch Otolaryngol 69:200-211, 1959.Crossref 8. Jerger J: Bekesy audiometry in the analysis of auditory disorders . J Speech Hear Res 3:275-287, 1960. 9. Jerger J: Clinical experience with impedance audiometry . Arch Otolaryngol 92:311-324, 1970.Crossref

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Archives of OtolaryngologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1974

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