Sudden Hearing Loss

suddenhearinglossSudden Hearing Loss is  an urgent medical condition that requires prompt attention.   Often times a patient will state he/she awoke one morning and their hearing “went out.”  They describe a static like sound in the affected ear and at times there is a sensation of dizziness. These are most always related to the hearing nerve and can be affiliated with a prior viral infection.  As a result, rapid treatment  with high dose steroids and antivirals is key to securing the best outcome.  Hearing tests are also performed on a weekly basis to track hearing improvement and guide the need for further treatment.

If you feel you have symptoms similar to those discussed above, feel free to contact us for further assessment and treatment.

Metairie Office of ENT doctor