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Sudden Hearing Loss (Sudden Deafness) Summary

Description: Sensorineural hearing loss which develops suddenly over a period of hours or a few days. It varies in severity from mild to total deafness. Sudden deafness can be due to head trauma, vascular diseases, infections, or can appear without obvious cause or warning.

Also Known As: Sudden Deafness; Hearing Loss, Sudden; Deafness, Sudden

Networked: 476 relevant articles (48 outcomes, 55 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Sudden Hearing Loss

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Dexamethasone (Maxidex) : 9 outcomes 3 studies in 27 results : FDA 77 Generic
  2. Steroids : 5 outcomes 3 studies in 25 results : IBA
  3. Oxygen : 4 outcomes 4 studies in 18 results : IBA
  4. Methylprednisolone : 4 outcomes in 9 results : FDA 18 Generic
  5. Pentoxifylline (Trental) : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 8 results : FDA 11 Generic
  6. Alprostadil (Muse) : 3 outcomes in 6 results : FDA 8 Generic
  7. Dextrans (Dextran) : 2 outcomes 6 studies in 22 results : FDA 4
  8. Fibrinogen (Factor I) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 12 results : FDA 1
  9. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 10 results : IBA
  10. Nafronyl (Naftidrofuryl) : 1 outcome 3 studies in 11 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Sudden Hearing Loss

  1. Tinnitus
  2. Hearing Loss (Hearing Impairment)
  3. Macular Degeneration (Age-Related Maculopathy)
  4. Meniere Disease (Menieres Disease)
  5. Cardiomyopathies (Cardiomyopathy)
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Key Therapies for Sudden Hearing Loss

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  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 13 results
  2. Blood Component Removal (Apheresis) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 12 results
  3. Injections : 2 outcomes 1 study in 5 results
  4. Hyperbaric Oxygenation : 1 outcome 2 studies in 22 results
  5. Hemodilution : 1 outcome 1 study in 10 results
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