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Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2012 Dec;20(12):1075-7. doi: 10.1097/JGP.0b013e31823e31c4.

Prevalence of musical hallucinations in patients referred for audiometric testing.

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Department of Geriatric Psychiatry, Dimence, Deventer, The Netherlands. r.teunisse@dimence.nl

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the prevalence of musical hallucinations in patients referred for audiometric testing and to analyze associations with age, sex, degree of hearing loss, asymmetrical hearing loss, and tinnitus.

METHODS:

Patients referred for audiometric testing underwent a semi-structured interview on tinnitus and musical hallucinations.

RESULTS:

Out of 194 patients, most of whom had mild to moderate hearing loss, seven (3.6%) had musical hallucinations. Significant associations were found with female sex and predominant left-sided hearing impairment, but not with age, severity of hearing loss, or tinnitus.

CONCLUSION:

This study offers no evidence that age is a risk factor. Musical hallucinations seem to be prevalent in women with predominant left-sided hearing impairment.

PMID:
22327620
DOI:
10.1097/JGP.0b013e31823e31c4
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