sudden deafness


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sudden deafness

a profound sensory hearing loss that develops in 24 hours or less; generally thought to be due to a viral infection in the inner ear.
See also: idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing impairment.

sudden deafness

Audiology An abrupt hearing loss that follows a known cause of deafness–eg, an explosion, viral infection, or use of certain drugs

sud·den deaf·ness

(sŭd'ĕn def'nĕs)
A profound sensory hearing loss that develops in 24 hours or less; generally thought to be due to a viral infection in the inner ear.

sudden deafness

Deafness that occurs after an acute insult to the ear, e.g., after exposure to a toxin or medication (as from too high a dose of aminoglycosides), after a viral infection that damages the inner ear, or after blasts or head trauma.
See also: deafness
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A clinical study of serum lipid disturbance in Chinese patients with sudden deafness. Lipids Health Dis 2013; 12: 95.
Idiopathic USSHL presents the odds (3.5%) for experiencing a second sudden deafness attack in the other ear later during an individual's lifetime, which is also defined as Se-BSSHL.
Though there are more than 100 possible causes of sudden deafness, it is rare for a specific cause to be precisely identified.
Residual tinnitus after the medical treatment of sudden deafness. Auris Nasus Larynx 2013; 40: 162-6.
A clinical study of sudden deafness. Acta Otolaryngol 2015;135:1030-5.
Enteroviruses and sudden deafness. CMA J 2003;168(11):1421-3.
Most studies have found no seasonal, geographic, ethnic, racial, or sex predilection for sudden deafness. The etiology of sudden sensorineural hearing loss is still unknown.
AVIRAL endolymphatic labyrinthitis is one of the causes of sudden deafness and can be extremely distressing for the sufferer.
Intratympanic steroid treatment for sudden deafness: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Episodes of repeated sudden deafness following pregnancies.
The pathology underlying sudden sensorineural hearing loss, which is known as sudden deafness (SD), remains unknown.
Sudden deafness associated with vestibular symptoms can develop rapidly over a day or so.