A clinical study of sudden deafness

Xiaotong Zhang, Xinda Xu, Weijun Ma, Qing Zhang, Busheng Tong, Hong Yu, Min Xu, Tianying Ren, Ulf Rosenhall, Matti Anniko, Maoli Duan

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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 Xian, 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1030-1035
Number of pages6
JournalActa Oto-Laryngologica
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 3 2015


  • Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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