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Table 2 The mean values for the Speech, Spatial and Qualities of Hearing Scale questionnaire sub scales and objective hearing measurements among patients that report (YES) and do not report (NO) hearing loss

From: Hearing problems in patients with hereditary gelsolin amyloidosis

  All patients (n = 46**) YES (n = 18**) NO (n = 28**) F p value
Speech mean (SD) 8.2 (1.3) 7.1 (1.3) 8.8 (0.7) 30.277 < 0.0005***
Spatial mean (SD) 8.3 (1.1) 7.7 (1.1) 8.6 (1.0) 6.325 0.016
Qualities mean (SD) 8.6 (1.0) 8 (1.2) 9 (0.7) 12.213 0.001**
PTA mean, right (SD) dB 17.1 (12.2) 23.4 (11.9) 13 (10.7) 5.559 0.023
PTA mean, left (SD) dB 17.1 (12.3) 23.6 (12.8) 12.9 (10.1) 5.899 0.020
SRT mean, right (SD) dB SNR − 8.2 (1.5) − 7.8 (2.0) − 8.5 (0.9) 0.435 0.513
SRT mean, left (SD) dB SNR − 8.0 (1.7) − 7.7 (1.9) − 8.2 (1.5) 0.005 0.941
  1. A univariate analysis of variance was conducted to compare the effect of reported hearing loss on each of the dependent variables described in the table
  2. PTA = pure tone average (0, 5, 1, 2, 4 kHz), SRT = speech reception threshold in noise, SNR = signal-to-noise ratio
  3. **The data for SSQ were missing for 2 patients in the subgroup “YES” and the qualities data were missing for one in the subgroup “NO”
  4. ***p-values less than 0.0071 are considered statistically significant after the Bonferroni correction