[Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss: a review].

@article{Charrier2005IdiopathicSS,
  title={[Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss: a review].},
  author={J B Charrier and Patrice Tran Ba Huy},
  journal={Annales d'oto-laryngologie et de chirurgie cervico faciale : bulletin de la Societe d'oto-laryngologie des hopitaux de Paris},
  year={2005},
  volume={122 1},
  pages={3-17}
}
Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (ISSHL) remains one of the major unsolved otologic emergencies. It is characterized by the onset of an unilateral sensorineural hearing loss developing within 24 hours, and averaging on pure tone audiogram at least 30 dB HL for three subsequent octave steps, with no marked vestibular symptoms and no identifiable cause. ISSHL is a syndrome covering several heterogeneous entities resulting from different pathogenetic mechanisms. At this time, the… CONTINUE READING
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