Hypaque and steroids in the treatment of sudden sensorineural hearing loss

T. S. Huang, S. T. Chan, T. L. Ho, J. L. Su, F. P. Lee

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Abstract

While the origins of sudden sensorineural hearing loss remain unproven and treatment empirical, the most appropriate therapy remains a matter of controversy. In this paper we have analysed the current forms of treatment, i.e. diatrizoate meglumine, steroids and a vasodilator. The results suggest that although several related factors were shown to indicate a good prognosis regardless of the therapy, none of the currently available regimens produces consistently better results than the spontaneous recovery rate of 65% reported by Mattox & Simmons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-51
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences
Volume14
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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