Effects of Hemodialysis on Pure-Tone Thresholds and Blood Chemistry Measures Eight adults suffering from end-stage renal disease and undergoing hemodialysis were subjected to pure tone audiometry before and after each of five consecutive hemodialysis treatments. In addition, pre-treatment and post-treatment blood chemistries were analyzed. Computer statistics for these audiometric and physiologic variables indicated that these subjects, as a group, did ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1979
Effects of Hemodialysis on Pure-Tone Thresholds and Blood Chemistry Measures
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Louis H. Visencio
    Speech and Hearing Center, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Sanford E. Gerber
    Speech and Hearing Center, University of California, Santa Barbara
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1979
Effects of Hemodialysis on Pure-Tone Thresholds and Blood Chemistry Measures
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1979, Vol. 22, 756-764. doi:10.1044/jshr.2204.756
History: Received October 6, 1977 , Accepted December 29, 1978
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1979, Vol. 22, 756-764. doi:10.1044/jshr.2204.756
History: Received October 6, 1977; Accepted December 29, 1978

Eight adults suffering from end-stage renal disease and undergoing hemodialysis were subjected to pure tone audiometry before and after each of five consecutive hemodialysis treatments. In addition, pre-treatment and post-treatment blood chemistries were analyzed. Computer statistics for these audiometric and physiologic variables indicated that these subjects, as a group, did not exhibit significant differences in threshold before and after hemodialysis, although individual differences did appear. No trend regarding the direction of change was evident. However, threshold shifts did occur which might reflect transient imbalance in the labyrinthine system produced by hemodialysis.

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