what are my treatment options?
The gold standard therapy for sudden single-sided deafness are steroids given by mouth.
Several small studies have suggested that delivery of steroids directly to the inner ear (by injecting medication into the middle ear may also be equally effective.
This procedure is called intratympanic (or transtympanic) steroid therapy.
The Sudden Sensorineural Hearing
Loss Multicenter Treatment Trial, which began in
December, 2004, will compare steroids
taken by mouth with a special formulation of steroids injected into the middle ear
for the treatment of sudden nerve deafness.