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Meniere's Disease

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Recruitment phenomenon is seen in? [Kolkatta 2012]



A Otosclerosis

B Meniere's disease

C Acoustic nerve schwannoma

D Otitis media with effusion

Ans. B meniere's disease Ref. Dhingra 5th/ed pg 37, 773, 6th/ed p 701

Recruitment Phenomenon

a. It is a phenomenon of abnormal growth of loudness Q

b. The ear which does not hear low intensity sound begins to hear greater intensity sounds as loud or even louder than normal hearing ear.

c. Thus a loud sound which is tolerable in normal ear may grow to abnormal levels of loudness in the recruiting ear and thus become intolerable Q

d. Recruitment is typically seen in lesions of cochlea Q l.e. meniere's disease", presbycusis. Q

e. Patients with recruitment are poor candidates for hearing aids. Q

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