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.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 1989|
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