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ORL 2002;64:6–10

Short-Term Outcome and Prognosis of Acute Low-Tone Sensorineural Hearing Loss by Administration of Steroid

Fuse T.a · Aoyagi M.a · Funakubo T.b · Sakakibara A.b · Yoshida S.c

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Department of Otolaryngology, aYamagata University School of Medicine, bPrefectural Kahoku Hospital, cPrefectural Tyuuou Hospital, Yamagata, Japan

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Takeo Fuse

Department of Otolaryngology

Yamagata University School of Medicine

Iida-Nishi 2-2-2, Yamagata 990-9585, Japan

Tel. +81 23 628 5380, Fax +81 23 628 5382, E-Mail tafuse@med.id.yamagata-u.ac.jp

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Acute low-tone hearing loss (ALHL) is a typical type of hearing loss in Ménière’s disease and thought to be caused by endolymphatic hydrops in the inner ear. We treated 40 patients with ALHL by administration of the steroid and the early outcome and prognosis of the hearing level was retrospectively evaluated. The prognosis was generally determined within 7–10 days after administration of steroid. High-dose steroid cured some patients who failed to recover with low-dose steroid therapy. Our results showed that steroid is one of the effective therapies for ALHL and supported that etiology of ALHL involves an immune response.

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Published online: February 14, 2002

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 4
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 0301-1569 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0275 (Online)

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