Sudden Sensrineural Hearing Loss



It is defined as hearing loss that develops over a period of hours or a few days.

bullet Mostly Unilateral.
bullet It may be partial or complete deafness.
bullet It may be associated with Tinnitus and Vertigo.

Causes due to viral infection.
bullet Vascular Causes.
bullet Exposure to loud noise.
bullet Drugs / Medicines.

Investigation:
bullet Proper history record to find out the cause.
bullet Audiometry
bullet Blood Test
bullet Brain Evoked Response Audiometry.
bullet MRI Brain

Treatment :
bullet Systemic Steroid injection over 3 days from the main instay of treatment.

bullet Vasodilators.
bullet Intratympanic Steroid injections.
bullet Vitamin B12 Supplements.