[Study on Relation of Kidney-Deficiency With Hearing Damage and Serum Trace Elements in Patients With Chronic Nephropathy]

Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 1996 May;16(5):274-6.
[Article in Chinese]


The hearing and serum trace element of 73 cases of chronic nephropathy were measured. Results showed that the incidence of hearing damage in high frequency was 68.5% with a mean hypoacusis of 35.1 +/- 6.1 dB, while in 55 patients of Kidney Deficiency type, the incidence of hearing damage in high frequency was 83.6%, it was significantly higher than that in patients without Kidney Deficiency. The serum levels of trace elements (iron and zinc) in patients with Kidney Deficiency were lower than that of normal level and in patients without Kidney Deficiency, and the decrease of serum iron was directly proportional to the degree of hearing damage. There were close relationship between the Kidney Deficiency with the hearing damage as well as the serum levels of iron and zinc.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Hearing Loss, High-Frequency / blood*
  • Hearing Loss, High-Frequency / etiology
  • Humans
  • Iron / blood*
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / blood*
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / complications
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nephrotic Syndrome / blood*
  • Nephrotic Syndrome / complications
  • Yang Deficiency / blood
  • Yin Deficiency / blood
  • Zinc / blood*


  • Iron
  • Zinc