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Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery > Volume 37(2); 1994 > Article
Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 1994;37(2): 231-9.
Clinical Analysis of Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Sang Min Kim, MD, Gu Jin Park, MD, Won Yong Lee, MD, and Chong Ae Kim, MD
Department of Otolaryngology, Wallace Memorial Baptist Hospital, Pusan, Korea
돌발성 난청 환자에 대한 임상적 고찰
김상민 · 박구진 · 이원용 · 김종애
왈레스 기념 침례병원 이비인후과
ABSTRACT

Sudden sensorineural hearing loss is not rare. It may be defined as a suddenly developed hearing loss with or without tinnitus and vertigo in one or both ears. Its etiology and pathophysiology is not verified yet. Therefore no specific treatment method is available at present. We studied 103 ears of the patients with sudden hearing loss who were admitted to Wallace Memorial Baptist Hospital from March, 1986 to March, 1993. We selected and grouped the patients with similar prognostic factors, there after the effects of combination therapy of low molecular weight dextran, histamine & steroid for sudden sensorineural hearing loss were compaired to other regimen or spontaneous recovery by retrospective study. The purpose of our study was to obtain the clinical effect of the combination therapy and generally accepted prognostic factors of disease itself(eg. degree of hearing loss, accompanying symptoms, audiometry pattern, previous URI history, etc.) in each group of patients with similar prognostic factors.

Keywords: Sudden deafnessSudden sensorineural hearing loss.
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