Sleep Breath 2021 Jun 5. Epub 2021 Jun 5.
Department of Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine (FMUSP), University of São Paulo, Rua Cipotânea, 51, São Paulo, CEP: 05360-160, Brazil.
Purpose: To evaluate the influence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on the P300 response of auditory event-related potentials (ERPs) and to correlate the electrophysiological findings with OSA severity.
Methods: Patients with no OSA and mild, moderate, and severe OSA according to polysomnography (PSG) with normal hearing and no comorbidities were studied. Individuals with a body mass index (BMI) ≥ 40 kg/m, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, the use of chronic medications, and a risk of hearing loss were excluded. Read More