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Acta Otolaryngol. 2009 Jan;129(1):36-44. doi: 10.1080/00016480802008215.

Radical scavengers for elderly patients with age-related hearing loss.

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Department of Otolaryngology, Hiroshima University School of Medicine, 1-2-3 Kasumicho, Minamiku, Hiroshima, Japan. masati@hiroshima-u.ac.jp

Abstract

CONCLUSION:

The results of this study suggest that treatment with radical scavengers has the potential to become an effective new therapy for age-related hearing loss.

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the efficacy of treatment with radical scavengers for age-related hearing loss.

SUBJECTS AND METHODS:

Rebamipide (300 mg/day), alpha-lipoic acid (60 mg/day), and vitamin C (600 mg/day) were given orally for at least 8 weeks to 46 elderly patients with age-related hearing loss.

RESULTS:

Hearing levels after treatment were significantly improved at all frequencies.

PMID:
18607930
DOI:
10.1080/00016480802008215
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