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An Introduction to Tinnitus

Article contributed by the British Tinnitus Association For some people, sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) is accompanied by a sudden ringing in the ears or head, known as tinnitus. What is Tinnitus? Tinnitus is when you hear sound in your head or ears, when there is nothing external making the noise. Tinnitus varies from person. […]

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An Introduction to Vestibular Disorders

Article contributed by the Ménière’s Society Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) can sometimes be accompanied by vestibular (balance) disturbances such as vertigo, dizziness or balance problems. The Balance System With vestibular disorders, such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), labyrinthitis,  Meniere’s disease/syndrome, Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD) and vestibular migraine, the balance organ in the inner […]

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Checklist for Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL)

The following posters explain what to do if you suddenly notice you cannot hear in one or both of your ears. 1. Poster with QR Code Link to Sudden Hearing Loss Support Website 2. Poster (Without QR Code) Acknowledgement: Thank you to Aston Hearing for sharing and allowing the use of the checklists.

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Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Professional

Here are some suggested questions to ask your healthcare provider during an initial consultation and a follow-up appointment regarding sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL). Sources: Infographic is an adapted version of this document from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) website (www.entnet.org) Chandrasekhar SS, Tsai Do BS, Schwartz SR, et al. Clinical […]

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Suggested Process for the Management of SSNHL

The flow chart below shows the suggested treatment process based on the best available evidence.