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Acute hearing loss

Korpinar S et al Factors influencing the outcome of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (2011) 268:41–47

“HBOT should be considered for the cases especially with total or profound hearing loss”

Fattori B, Berrettini S, Casani A, Nacci A, De Vito A, De Iaco G.Sudden hypoacusis treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy: a controlled study. Ear Nose Throat J. 2001 Sep;80(9):655-60.

"Significantly more patients in the HOT group experienced a good or significant response. In both groups, patients with pantonal hypoacusis responded significantly better than did those with a milder condition. Based on our findings, coupled with the fact that oxygen therapy is well tolerated and produces no side effects, we conclude that HOT should be considered the preferred treatment for patients with sudden hypoacusis.”

Topuz E, Yigit O, Cinar U, Seven H.Should hyperbaric oxygen be added to treatment in idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss? Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2004 Aug;261(7):393-6. Epub 2003 Oct 29.

“In our prospective randomized study, we aimed to investigate the therapeutic effects of HBO therapy in the 1st 2 weeks of the onset of ISSHL. Fifty-one hospitalized patients with confirmed ISSHL who had received therapy were grouped randomly into two groups. Twenty-one patients (group I) received steroids, plasma expander dextrans (rheomacrodex), diazepam, pentoxiphylline and salt restriction, and 30 patients (group II) received the same basic treatment with the addition of HBO therapy….In conclusion, the addition of HBO therapy to conventional treatment modalities significantly improves the outcome of ISSHL, especially at the frequencies of 250, 500, 1,000 and 4,000 Hz and in hearing loss of above 61 dB. Furthermore, HBO therapy was found to be more effective in patients younger than 50 years.”

Fujimura T, Suzuki H, Shiomori T, Udaka T, Mori T Hyperbaric oxygen and steroid therapy for idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (2007) 264:861–866

“HBO therapy shows a significant additional effect in combination with steroid therapy for ISSHL, particularly
in patients with severe hearing loss.”


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