In the last years, the attention to the role of gender in physiopathology and pharmacology of diseases in several medical disciplines is rising; however, the data on the relationship between gender and audio-vestibular disorders are still inconclusive and sometimes confusing. With this letter to the editor, we would like to review the role of gender in audio-vestibular disorders. Literature data show that anatomic variances of the inner ear do exist in men and women and that the different physiology and/or hormonal influence between genders could produce different clinical outcome of routine audiological and vestibular tests. Beyond the epidemiological gender-related differences, the clinical data suggest that the gender has a potential role as an etiopathogenetic factor in audio-vestibular disorders and it is probably responsible for the different clinical features observed between male and female subjects.

Gender differences in audio-vestibular disorders

Virginia Corazzi
Primo
;
Andrea Ciorba
Secondo
;
Chiara Bianchini;Francesco Stomeo;Tiziana Bellini;Stefano Pelucchi
Penultimo
;
Stavros Hatzopoulos
Ultimo
2020

Abstract

In the last years, the attention to the role of gender in physiopathology and pharmacology of diseases in several medical disciplines is rising; however, the data on the relationship between gender and audio-vestibular disorders are still inconclusive and sometimes confusing. With this letter to the editor, we would like to review the role of gender in audio-vestibular disorders. Literature data show that anatomic variances of the inner ear do exist in men and women and that the different physiology and/or hormonal influence between genders could produce different clinical outcome of routine audiological and vestibular tests. Beyond the epidemiological gender-related differences, the clinical data suggest that the gender has a potential role as an etiopathogenetic factor in audio-vestibular disorders and it is probably responsible for the different clinical features observed between male and female subjects.
2020
Corazzi, Virginia; Ciorba, Andrea; Henryk Skarżyński, Piotr; B Skarżyńska, Magdalena; Bianchini, Chiara; Stomeo, Francesco; Bellini, Tiziana; Pelucchi, Stefano; Hatzopoulos, Stavros
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