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This poster was designed for healthcare workers to display in their consultation rooms, surgeries, and waiting rooms to help raise awareness of sudden hearing loss.

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Sudden Hearing Loss: Our Journey to Rehabilitation

Article by Andrea M. Simonson, PhD, CCC-A Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) doesn’t discriminate. It can affect anyone of any age. It can also impact the loved ones of those affected. Seeing someone you love going through a distressing or traumatic event can be difficult. It’s natural to want to help someone you care for […]

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My Cochlear Implant Journey

Article by Robin Hayward When high school teacher, Robin Hayward suddenly passed out during a routine medical appointment, she sustained a head trauma that would cause further complications. In this compelling blog post, Robin shares her story of suddenly losing the hearing in her right ear, and her search to find an effective treatment option. […]

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Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss in Children

Article contributed by Silvia Di Bonaventura, Paediatric Audiologist at the Royal London Hospital, UK Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) affects around 20 in 100 000 people every year. While most commonly diagnosed in patients over the age of 50, it can also occur in children and adolescents: research has found that about 6-7% of SSNHL cases […]

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What is it?

What is Sudden Hearing Loss? Hearing loss is often thought of as something that gradually happens as we get older, but it can sometimes happen suddenly, and at any age. There are two main types of sudden hearing loss: conductive hearing loss and sensorineural hearing loss. 1. Sudden Conductive Hearing Loss Conductive hearing loss happens […]

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How is it Diagnosed?

How is Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL) Diagnosed? When you first realise you have had a sudden loss of hearing, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Treatment within 24-48 hours of onset is thought to be most effective and acting quickly is crucial. Note: It can be helpful to have […]

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How is it Treated?

Treatments for Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL) If you are diagnosed with Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL), it is important to begin treatment as soon as possible. The flow chart below shows the suggested treatment process based on the best available evidence. The current recommended treatment is a course of high dose corticosteroids, which may […]