CASE STUDY
BILATERAL SUDDEN MIXED HEARING LOSS: CASE STUDY
Edyta Piłka 1, A-F  
,   Małgorzata Pastucha 1, B-F  
,   Wiesław Wiktor Jędrzejczak 1, A,D-E  
,   Ewa Orkan-Łęcka 2, B,D  
,   Elżbieta Włodarczyk 3, B,D  
,   Krzysztof Kochanek 4, A,D-E  
 
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Department of Experimental Audiology, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Poland
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Otolaryngology Clinic, Central Clinical Hospital of the MSWiA, Poland
3
Rehabilitation Clinic, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Poland
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Scientific Secretary, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Poland
A - Research concept and design; B - Collection and/or assembly of data; C - Data analysis and interpretation; D - Writing the article; E - Critical revision of the article; F - Final approval of article;
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Edyta Piłka   

Department of Experimental Audiology, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Mochnackiego 10, 02-042, Warsaw, Poland
Publication date: 2021-03-31
 
J Hear Sci 2021;11(1):72–79
 
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Background:
This study presents a case of a patient with sudden hearing loss of a mixed type in both ears.

Case report:
A 45-year-old man came to our center for consultation because he had had no improvement in hearing after therapy in another clinic. In our clinic the patient was treated for 2 weeks. During each of his visits to our center, a battery of tests assessing the hearing organ were performed: pure-tone audiometry, impedance audiometry, and absorbance measurement. Decisions concerning the treatments to be applied were agreed between both centers managing the patient. In consecutive visits improvement of hearing was observed.

Conclusions:
As test results showed, treatments with a wider spectrum of action, such as anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant drugs, inhalations with an AMSA inhaler, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy restored the patient’s hearing and eliminated the concurrent ailments he reported during the first visit.