The Outcome Of Intratympanic Dexamethasone Treatment On Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

  • Yamuna R Assistant Professor, ENT, GMC, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
  • U M Archana Assistant Surgeon, PHC, PHC, Kannambra, Palakkad, Kerala, India
  • A Shaiju Assistant Professor, ENT, GMC, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
  • Chippy Mohan Assistant Professor, Audiology, GMC, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Keywords: idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss, intratympanic dexamethasone injection.


Introduction: Sudden sensorineural hearing loss is a frustrating symptom which when detected early can be treated with oral, intra venous or intra tympanic steroids.

Objective: To assess the effectiveness of intra tympanic steroid injection in idiopathic sensorineural hearing loss.

Method: A follow-up study done was among patients satisfying the case definition of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss. 35 Patients were evaluated by taking clinical history and performing complete physical examination. Pure tone audiogram was performed before and after intratympanic dexamethasone injection and recovery was analyzed.

Result: After statistical analysis overall outcome of the hearing was found better with intratympanic dexamethasone injection therapy.

Conclusion: Intratympanic dexamethasone therapy was useful in patients with idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss.


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Yamuna R, U M Archana, A Shaiju, & Chippy Mohan. (2022). The Outcome Of Intratympanic Dexamethasone Treatment On Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss. Tropical Journal of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, 7(1), 12-17. Retrieved from
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