Sudden Hearing loss
Attention: Immediate countermeasures are required!
This is an otolaryngology emergency in which the patient reports hearing loss or reduction in one ear (usually suddenly and feeling blocked or buzzing).
During the clinical examination by the ENT, nothing pathological is seen, but in the audiogram, a moderate to large degree of hearing loss is detected.
The cause of the condition has not been fully elucidated. Some viral factors have been implicated.
Sudden hearing loss should be treated IMMEDIATELY with cortisone (oral or intravenous, as appropriate) and most often hearing returns.
If many days pass without treatment, the degree of restoration of the damage is greatly reduced and hearing may be lost.
Ideally it should be treated in the first 2-3 days.