A clinical study of sudden deafness
2015 (English)In: Acta Oto-Laryngologica, ISSN 0001-6489, E-ISSN 1651-2251, Vol. 135, no 10, 1030-1035 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Conclusions: Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSHL) was commonly seen in middle aged people. Tinnitus was reported by 87.2% of the patients, and dizziness or vertigo were reported by 48.5%. The most common concomitant disorder of SSHL was hyperlipidemia. Objective: A retrospective register study with SSHL was performed in Xi'an, China, from 2000-2009. Results: Of 617 inpatients, the right ear was affected in 267 cases, the left ears in 282 cases, and both ears in 68 cases. The most common age of patients was 41-50 years. There were 20.4% SSHL patients with hypertension, coronary artery disease, or diabetes, and 49.6% patients with hyperlipidemia. Auditory Brainstem Responses (ABR) were performed in 460 patients (504 ears) before treatment, and the ABR threshold of 56.4% ears was >90 dB. The constituent ratio of patients with an ABR threshold over 90 dB was greater in the vertigo group than the other group. CT and/or MRI scans were available in 277 cases, of which 40 cases (14.4%) were abnormal.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 135, no 10, 1030-1035 p.
Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL), inner ear, ABR, vertigo
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-265636DOI: 10.3109/00016489.2015.1060629ISI: 000361294200010PubMedID: 26106936OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-265636DiVA: diva2:866955
FunderStockholm County CouncilNIH (National Institute of Health), R01DC004554