Subcortical processing of speech in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus

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Abstract

The study was done to compare speech-evoked auditory brainstem response (ABR) in normal-hearing individuals without diabetes mellitus and normal-hearing individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). A case-control study design was used to carry out the study. A total of 50 individuals were recruited in the study, divided into two groups. One group consisted of 25 individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus with normal-hearing and the other group consisted of 25 individuals without diabetes with normal hearing as a control group. The results indicated that the mean latencies and amplitudes was significantly different in the type 2 diabetes mellitus group in comparison to the control group. The amplitude of the F0, F1, higher formants, and RMS values were higher in the control group when compared to the T2DM group. The present study concluded that there is problem in the encoding of speech at the brainstem level despite normal hearing in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-331
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

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