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Invited Commentary
October 28, 2021

Is It Time to Encourage Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Combination With Medical Treatment for Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss?

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia
  • 2ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP, New York, New York
  • 3House Ear Clinic, Los Angeles, California
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2022;148(1):11-12. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2021.2957

The treatment of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) continues to be a substantial clinical challenge, in part because of the heterogeneity of the patient population and in part because of the difficulty of studying a disorder with no known causes and no defined, proven, or widely accepted course of clinical intervention. We read with interest the systematic review and meta-analysis by Joshua and colleagues1 on hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for patients with SSNHL. Rhee and colleagues published a review of the same topic in 20192; however, their conclusions were criticized for significant heterogeneity of the pooled studies, which introduced potentially unsurmountable bias.3

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Suddenly sendiri rural hearing loss _ Rescue Therapy
Khichar Shubhakaran, M D Medicine, D M Neurolo | Dr S N Medical College, M D M Hospital,Jodhpur.
The way see the problem of hearing importent specially the site one it requiere utmost care to treat.
Mostly the nehi maging is normal, we try to treat it as if a case of achhe strike or immune mediated neuropathy but still the morbidity remains there ,so hyoerbaric oxygen therapy be offered and further trial are requiere.