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June 1978

Temporary Loss of Hearing After a Glycerin Test

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Texas, San Antonio (Dr Mattox), and the Division of Otolaryngology, Stanford University Medical Center, California (Dr Goode).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1978;104(6):359-361. doi:10.1001/archotol.1978.00790060061015

• The glycerin test has been proposed as an adjunct in the diagnosis of Meniere's disease. Complications of the test are rare and usually minor. We describe a case in which a 20- to 40-dB hearing loss developed in the uninvolved ear of a patient during a standard glycerin test. He made a complete recovery within three days after the test. We discuss the possible mechanisms of the loss.

(Arch Otolaryngol 104:359-361, 1978)

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