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Sudden sensorineural hearing loss.
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PMID:  22504750     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Sudden onset sensorineural hearing loss is a medical emergency that continues to be poorly understood despite being recognized in the literature since 1944 (De Kleyn, 1944). A commonly used criterion to qualify for this diagnosis is a sensorineural hearing loss over three contiguous pure-tone frequencies of 30 dB or more that develops within 72 hours. The vast majority of cases are unilateral and the estimated annual incidence is 20 per 100 000 persons (Nosrati-Zarenoe et al, 2007). A cause for the hearing loss is only identified in up to 10% of cases but 50% of patients will improve spontaneously (Penido et al, 2009).
Authors:
Bt Stew; Sjc Fishpool; H Williams
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of hospital medicine (London, England : 2005)     Volume:  73     ISSN:  1750-8460     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Hosp Med (Lond)     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101257109     Medline TA:  Br J Hosp Med (Lond)     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  86-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Ear, Nose and Throat ST4 Specialty Trainee in the Department of Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant, Pontyclun CF72 8XR.
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