High frequency hearing loss in Ullrich-Turner syndrome

Gungor N., Boke B., Belgin E., Tuncbilek E.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.159, no.10, pp.740-744, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 159 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/pl00008338
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.740-744
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


A total of 38 patients with Ullrich-Turner syndrome underwent standard otological and audiometric evaluation as well as high frequency audiological tests. Some 26 (68.4%) patients had a history of middle ear infections, and ten (26.3%) had required otolaryngological surgery. Conventional audiometry (125-8000 Hz) demonstrated normal hearing in only 25 of the ears (33%); between 500-4000 Hz, 16 ears (21.0%) had a mixed type and eight ears (10.5%) had conductive hearing loss. High frequency audiometry (8-18 kHz) revealed sensorineural hearing loss in 98.7% of the ears. Our results for conventional audiometry are in accordance with the literature.