The pathology of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss

@article{Schuknecht1986ThePO,
  title={The pathology of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss},
  author={Harold F. Schuknecht and E. D. Donovan},
  journal={Archives of oto-rhino-laryngology},
  year={1986},
  volume={243},
  pages={1-15}
}
We examined the temporal bone pathologies in 12 ears with idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss, and found that the lesions present in these specimens and in 10 others reported in the literature are similar to lesions occurring in known cases of viral cochleitis. These lesions are unlike those resulting from known vascular causes.