• A patient had acute otitis media with transient sensorineural hearing loss. Early symptoms included otalgia, progressive sensorineural hearing loss, and tinnitus with inflammation of the tympanic membrane. During the second week a conductive component emerged resulting in a 60-dB mixed loss in the 2- to 4-kHz region. The conductive component lasted 15 days while the sensorineural hearing loss recovered more slowly, with complete recovery at 6 months. Audiologic measures included conventional and extended high-frequency audiometry, 226-Hz and multifrequency tympanometry, binaural speech recognition, auditory brain-stem response, and psychoacoustic tuning curves.
(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1993;119:682-686)
Margolis RH, Nelson DA. Acute Otitis Media With Transient Sensorineural Hearing Loss: A Case Study. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1993;119(6):682–686. doi:10.1001/archotol.1993.01880180102020
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