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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 […]