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TINNITUS AND VERTIGO IN HEALTHY SENIOR CITIZENS WITHOUT A HISTORY OF NOISE EXPOSURE

Sataloff Joseph M.D.; Sataloff, Robert Thayer M.D., D.M.A.; Lueneburg, Walter
Otology & Neurotology: March 1987
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ABSTRACT

The prevalence of tinnitus and dizziness in healthy elderly adults has been uncertain. This study investigated 267 people between the ages of 57 and 91 1/2 years. The subjects had no history of noise exposure, systemic diseases associated with tinnitus or disequilibrium, and had normal otoscopic examination results. Twenty-four percent reported tinnitus. Five percent experienced dizziness. Additional studies will help clarify the prevalence of these symptoms in the elderly “normal” population.

© 1987, The American Journal of Otology, Inc.