Does spinal anesthesia cause hearing loss in the obstetric population?

  title={Does spinal anesthesia cause hearing loss in the obstetric population?},
  author={Helene Finegold and Gordon L Mandell and Manuel C. Vallejo and Sivam Ramanathan},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  volume={95 1},
  pages={198-203, table of contents}
UNLABELLED Lumbar puncture is believed to cause hypoacousis by causing cerebrospinal fluid leakage in older individuals. We hypothesized that parturients undergoing subarachnoid block (SAB) may experience hearing loss. We evaluated the effects of SAB on hearing in parturients undergoing elective cesarean delivery. We also compared two types of spinal needles: a pencil-point needle (24-gauge Sprotte needle) and a cutting needle (25-gauge Quincke needle). Sixty patients were studied: 20 received… CONTINUE READING
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