Treatments For Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Many Americans now suffer from different hearing health conditions, one of which is Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). This condition is due to constant exposure of loud noise, such as wearing headphones at the highest sound level for hours. An audiologist is able to diagnose SNHL with a hearing test, and provide the correct treatment.
The treatment of SNHL can be done through oral prednisone or intratympanic corticosteroid therapy. In a recent study published by
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), both of these treatments are compared. The results showed that any of these treatments are equally effective in treating this type of hearing damage.
According to Steven D. Rauch, MD, of Harvard Medical School “If all other factors are equal, oral prednisone remains the standard treatment. Oral treatment costs substantially less and causes less discomfort than IT treatment,” he explained. “However, if there are medical contraindications to oral steroids, IT treatment is equally effective.”
For more information about Sensorineural Hearing loss, as well as the different treatments available, do not hesitate to contact your local Miami hearing center. An expert will be able to guide you in finding the right treatment, which will help improve your hearing health.