Sudden hearing loss associated with interferon.

  title={Sudden hearing loss associated with interferon.},
  author={Yasuhisa Kanda and Koichiro Shigeno and Noriko Kinoshita and Kazuhiko Nakao and Makoto Yano and Hiroshi Matsuo},
  volume={343 8906},
With the increasing long-term use of interferon, several new adverse effects have been recognised. We have prospectively assessed auditory function in 49 patients receiving interferon, after we saw a case of sudden sensorineural hearing loss during interferon therapy. Auditory disability (tinnitus, hearing loss, or both) occurred in 22 patients (45%) during treatment with audiometry-documented sensorineural hearing loss in 18 (37%). The auditory disability often developed in the late stage of… CONTINUE READING