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Sudden Deafness

What is sudden deafness?
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Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL), commonly known as sudden deafness, occurs as an unexplained, rapid loss of hearing usually in one ear, either at once or over several days. It should be considered a medical emergency. Anyone who experiences SSHL should visit a doctor immediately.
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Sudden hearing loss should be evaluated immediately by ENT not PCP.  You may need to begin steroids and have hearing level evaluated by audiologist.
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