OUR STUDY IS NOW CLOSED, BUT IF YOU HAVE SUDDEN HEARING LOSS IN ONE EAR YOU SHOULD SEEK CARE ASAP AT YOUR LOCAL OTOLARYNGOLOGY / AUDIOLOGY OFFICE
is sudden sensorineural hearing loss?
is intratympanic steroid therapy? (Flash video)
are the entry criteria?
if I have limited or no medical insurance?
centers around the U.S. initially participated in this clinical
study, and this was expanded to eight more centers in the U.S. and Canada.
We are analyzing the data from our five year study and the first publication of these results will take place in the next 1-2 years.
Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland,
recruited the first patient for the SSNHL trial on Dec 22, 2004. We have recently completed the recruitment of patients for our study.
information for SSNHL investigators
if you are UNABLE to contact a specialist and if you have SSNHL within 2 weeks of the symptoms, you can also contact us at:
Participating centers in the Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss Multicenter Treatment Trial
Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary - Lead Center
Massachusetts, 02114, United States
Steven D. Rauch, MD, Study Chair and Steering Committee Chairman
Daniel J. Lee MD FACS, MEEI Site Principal Investigator
Chris Halpin, PhD, Senior Study Audiologist
Mary L. Bartley, RN, BA
UMass Memorial Medical Center
(patients enrolling at this center and completing the study will be compensated financially)
Worcester, Massachusetts, 01655, United States
Richard Gacek, MD, Principal Investigator
Todd Sauter, MA, Study Audiologist
Karen Longtine, BS, RN, CCRC