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Sudden Hearing Loss & Tinnitus should ENT prescribe steroids

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 18, 2010
  • 11:22 PM

About a 7 days ago I had sudden hearing loss along with tinnitus and fullness in my right ear. I have been to the ENT 2x and they have done 2 hearing tests. The tests were consistent and showed mild hearing loss. Also waiting for the results of MRI....

I have done a lot or research and have found that a typical course of treatment is steroids, and it is important to do this within the first 7-10 days. As of right now my dr. has not suggested steroid treatment given my loss is minor.

Is this correct or should I insist on the steroid treatment? I am really having a tough time with the tinnitus. The fullness feels a little better.

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