Sudden hearing loss

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Sudden hearing loss is a disease where there is a sudden deterioration or loss of hearing without knowing the cause.

Signs of sudden hearing loss[edit | edit source]

  • sudden deterioration to loss of hearing without apparent cause,
  • it is often accompanied by tinnitus and possibly rotational dizziness .

Etiology[edit | edit source]

  • unknown ,
    • it is probably ischemia of the inner ear in the basin of the a. labyrinthi (spasm, embolism, thrombosis),
    • a viral infection is less often considered.

Occurrence[edit | edit source]

  • it affects all age groups, it is rare in children .

Investigation[edit | edit source]

Therapy[edit | edit source]

Forecast[edit | edit source]

  • uncertain, if hearing does not improve within 10 days after starting therapy, it will not improve.

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References[edit | edit source]

  • KLOZAR, Jan, et al. Speciální otorinolaryngoskopie. 1. edition. Praha : Galén, 2005. pp. 224. ISBN 80-7262-346-X.