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Table 3 Factors related to significant improvement of hearing (PTA gain ≥ 20 dB)

From: Intratympanic injection of dexamethasone 4 mg/mL versus 10 mg/mL for management of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss

 PTA gain ≥ 20 dBPTA gain < 20 dBp value
Age (years)55.13 ± 8.4054.93 ± 7.930.9470 (NS)
F/M6/98/70.7152 (NS)
Duration till IT injection (days)16.20 ± 3.3222.0 ± 3.67< 0.0001#
Pretreatment PTA (dB)67.83 ± 8.4984.58 ± 8.847< 0.0001#
Vertigo2 (13.33%)5 (33.33%)0.6722 (NS)
Tinnitus12 (80%)9 (60%)0.4270 (NS)
  1. Proportions were compared with Fisher’s exact test. Means were compared with t test
  2. p value > 0.05, statistically not significant (NS)
  3. #p value < 0.05 statistically significant