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Sudden SNHL continues to present a diagnostic and management dilemma to otolaryngologists. This otologic entity should be considered a syndrome with various causes, including acoustic neuromas. Diagnosis is hindered mainly by the limited availability of in vivo evaluation techniques for inner-ear disorders. Despite these challenges, recent animal studies and clinical research have increased our knowledge regarding the effect of corticosteroids on sudden hearing loss.
Sismanis A. Diagnostic and Management Dilemma of Sudden Hearing Loss. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005;131(8):733-734. doi:10.1001/archotol.131.8.733