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New National Guideline for Sudden Hearing Loss

April 9, 2012 in Hearing Loss & Deafness, Research

1st National Guideline for Sudden Hearing Loss PublishedBy Kristin Hopson, PRWeb, 3/19/2012The first national treatment guideline for sudden hearing loss, a frightening condition that sends thousands in the U.S. to the emergency room each year, was published this month in the journal Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

The guideline was developed by a 19-member panel led by Robert J. Stachler, M.D., an otolaryngologist in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

“In most cases, patients will have multiple visits with several physicians and undergo extensive testing before a diagnosis is made. There’s also been a lack of one or more uniformly accepted treatments, or a consensus on how to counsel patients who do not fully recover their hearing,” says Dr. Stachler.

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