Variation in interpeak latencies of auditory brainstem responses with age in male adults:An observation

Authors

  • Shilpa Khullar
  • S. Aijaz Abbas Rizvi
  • Ankur Sachdeva
  • Archana Sood
  • Syed Sibte Akbar Abidi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51248/.v41i2.1064

Keywords:

Aging, auditory brainstem responses, interpeak latencies

Abstract

Introduction and Aim: Aging of the auditory pathway is a complex phenomenon consisting of changes in the auditory processing along with a significant elevation of the hearing threshold. The aim of our study was to see the variation in interpeak latencies (IPLs) of Auditory Brainstem Responses (ABRs) with advancing age in males.

 

Materials and Methods: It was an observational study conducted on 60 Indian male subjects aged between 20 and 80 years divided into three groups on the basis of age: Group 1: 20-40 years, Group 2: 41-60 years and Group 3: 61-80 years. Auditory threshold and ABRs were recorded and analysed for interpeak latencies (IPLs) – I-III,I-V and III-V in msec.The comparison of data between the groups was done using one – way ANOVA and Tukey Kramer multiple comparison test. The results were considered significantly different between the groups when ‘P value’ was ? 0.05.

 

Results: It was found that there was no significant difference in the auditory threshold and interpeak latencies (IPLs) when comparison was made between the three groups.

 

Conclusion: Hence we conclude thatage does not have any significant influence on neural conduction time of the auditory pathway which is represented by the IPLs in ABRs.

 

Author Biographies

Shilpa Khullar

Department of Psychiatry, ESIC Medical College and Hospital, NH-3, NIT, Faridabad, Haryana, India

S. Aijaz Abbas Rizvi

Department of Physiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU Aligarh, 202002, Uttar Pradesh, India

Ankur Sachdeva

Department of Psychiatry, ESIC Medical College and Hospital, NH-3, NIT, Faridabad, Haryana, India

Archana Sood

Department of Biochemistry,ESIC Dental College and Hospital,Sector-15, Rohini, Delhi110089, India

Syed Sibte Akbar Abidi

Diabetes Care Clinic, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

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2021-09-07

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Khullar S, Rizvi SAA, Sachdeva A, Sood A, Abidi SSA. Variation in interpeak latencies of auditory brainstem responses with age in male adults:An observation. Biomedicine [Internet]. 2021Sep.7 [cited 2021Sep.22];41(2):489-92. Available from: https://biomedicineonline.org/index.php/home/article/view/1064

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