[Up to date: therapy of sudden hearing loss]

Laryngorhinootologie. 2005 Apr;84(4):277-82; quiz 283-87. doi: 10.1055/s-2005-861268.
[Article in German]

Abstract

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss is thought to be of different origin. Disturbances of microcirculation, autoimmune pathology and viral infection are among the most likely causes. The shape of the puretone audiogram can be a useful clue to its origin. Following is a description of five different forms of sudden hearing loss, its suspected pathogenesis and different therapeutic strategies recommended for the treatment of sudden hearing loss.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / administration & dosage
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / adverse effects
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / administration & dosage
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / therapeutic use
  • Antioxidants / therapeutic use
  • Aspirin / therapeutic use
  • Audiometry, Pure-Tone
  • Autoimmunity
  • Blood Component Removal
  • Glucocorticoids / administration & dosage
  • Glucocorticoids / adverse effects
  • Glucocorticoids / therapeutic use
  • Hearing Loss, Sudden / classification
  • Hearing Loss, Sudden / diagnosis
  • Hearing Loss, Sudden / etiology
  • Hearing Loss, Sudden / therapy*
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Hyperbaric Oxygenation
  • Microcirculation
  • Prednisolone / administration & dosage
  • Prednisolone / adverse effects
  • Prednisolone / therapeutic use
  • Time Factors
  • Virus Diseases / complications

Substances

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
  • Antioxidants
  • Glucocorticoids
  • Prednisolone
  • Aspirin