sudden sensorineural hearing loss

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sud·den sen·sor·i·neu·ral hear·ing loss

(SSNHL) (sud'ĕn sen-sōr'rē-nū-răl hēr'ing laws)
Hearing loss that affects at least three contiguous pure tone frequencies and occurs within a time span of 72 hours. Because of its rapid onset, this type of hearing loss is frightening and may cause extreme anxiety. Causes of SSNHL include autoimmune disorders, vascular disorders, neurologic lesions, trauma, infectious diseases, and idiopathic sources.
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Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) is defined as an abrupt decline of >30 dB HL in at least three contiguous frequencies over a period of up to 3 days, with an estimated incidence ranging from 5 to 160 per 100,000 persons annually.
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Provide an urgent referral to an otolaryngologist or emergency care if you suspect sudden sensorineural hearing loss or another urgent medical condition.
Sudden sensorineural hearing loss is under-recognised, with dreadful consequences of permanent hearing loss and tinnitus.

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