The article entitled "Effectiveness of Treatment for Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss" by Eisenman and Arts,1 and the responses by Tucci2 and Hashisaki3 clearly outline the problems that we all have in managing cases of of sudden hearing loss (SHL). We are hampered mostly by a lack of information regarding the etiology of this disorder.
Fitzgerald DC. Gadolinium-Enhanced MRI and Sudden Hearing Loss. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2001;127(3):340. doi: