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IJMDC. 2020; 4(5): 848-852

ED management of acute hearing loss: review article

Homood Mohammad M. Almutairi, Yousef Theyab H. Alharbi, Muhannad Abdulrahman Almohanna, Afaf Alnefisah, Abdulrahman Almutairi, Sulaiman Abdulaziz Alodhaylah.


Background: Hearing loss is one of the highest causes of disability. There is a global trend in hearing loss. Sudden sensory neural hearing loss is idiopathic, but several factors were discussed to be responsible for it. Early recognition and management can improve the chance of complete recovery of sudden hearing loss. The current review aims to present an overview of the management of sudden hearing loss.
Methodology: An online search was performed to obtain articles published on the current subjects, we used scientific websites such as PubMed and we used several keywords to obtain all possible articles.
Results: We selected 31 articles as their titles were in agreement with our research process, abstract of each article was reviewed and we included 14 articles and excluded the others as they meet our criteria.
Conclusion: Early recognition and management of sudden hearing loss can improve the outcome of the patients and result in complete recovery. However, the efficacy of treatment varies among different individuals.

Key words: SSNHL, hearing loss, management, diagnosis

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