Reported hearing impairment in essential tremor: A population-based case-control study

Julián Benito-León, Elan D. Louis, Félix Bermejo-Pareja

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Abstract

In a population-based sample, we determined whether a larger proportion of essential tremor (ET) cases reported hearing impairment compared with controls. Ninety-six (38.7%) of 248 ET cases versus 1,371 (29.4%) of 4,669 controls (p = 0.002) reported hearing impairment. In a logistic regression analysis adjusted for age, gender, educational level, depressive symptoms, and dementia, participants who reported hearing impairment were 30% more likely to suffer from ET than were controls (odds ratio 1.3; 95% confidence interval 1.01-1.7; p = 0.04). ET seemed to be associated with reported hearing impairment. The basis for this finding, which has been noted in several studies, deserves further exploration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-217
Number of pages5
JournalNeuroepidemiology
Volume29
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2008

Keywords

  • Essential tremor
  • Hearing impairment
  • Population-based case-control study

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical Neurology

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