Otol Neurotol 2021 Jul 28. Epub 2021 Jul 28.
Department of Otolaryngology, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital Norwich Clinical Trials Unit, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich Department of Otolaryngology, Ipswich Hospital, East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust, Ipswich, UK Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Gangwon-do, South Korea Otolaryngology Unit, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Neuroscience and Sensory Organs, University of Bari "Aldo Moro," Bari, Italy Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota, Universidad de Los Andes School of Medicine, Bogota, Colombia Department of Otolaryngology, Pitié-Salpêtrière Group Hospital, Paris, France Department of Otology and Skull Base Surgery, Eye and Ear Nose and Throat Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China Department of Otolaryngology, Lariboisière University Hospital Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital, Paris, France Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Japan.
Objective: This study aimed to assess how two disease-related factors, hearing disability and ear discharge, affect health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) in patients with chronic otitis media (COM).
Study Design: Multinational prospective cohort study.
Setting: Nine otology referral centers in eight countries. Read More