Hoveyzeh Ear Cohort Study

Cohort facts:

Location of cohort: Hoveyzeh – Khuzestan Province

Main Ethnicities of participants: Arab

Conducted by: Ahvaz Jundishapour University of Medical Sciences


  • Arash Bayat MD
  • Hassan Abshirini MD
  • Bahman Cheraghian PhD
  • Amal Saki Malehi PhD
  • Majid Karimi MS
  • Golshan Mirmomeni MS
  • Soheila Nikakhlagh MD
  • Zahra Rahimi PhD

Study Execution:

The PERSIAN Ear Cohort Study started in Hoveyzeh, in May 2016 and enrollment is currently ongoing.

Principal Investigator: Nader Saki, MD

Overview of Cohort Population

Final Enrolled Sample Size
10,116 individuals
Gender Distribution
47% Male
53% Female
Age Distribution

35% ----35-44 years
34%----45-54 years
24%----55-64 years

Residence Type
70% Urban
30% Rural

Contact information

Email: ahvaz.ent@gmail.com