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Sudden hearing loss

Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
1) Determine if hearing loss is conductive or sensorineural by performing tuning fork test (Weber & Rinne').
2) If tuning fork suggests sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL): Start patient on Prednisone (1mg/kg up to 60 mg per day)
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit Audiogram to be scheduled at UMHS (outside testing not accepted).
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)  
Appointment Timeframe 24 hours if sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL)
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See MiChart.
External Patient: Hand carry Non-UM records and films to visit.
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-3555
Patients: 734-936-8051
Clinic Location Sites Taubman Healthcare Center
UM Consulting Physician Otolaryngology Neurotology Faculty

H. Alexander Arts, M.D.
Gregory J. Basura, M.D.
Hussam K. El-Kashlan, M.D.
Katherine Do Heidenreich, M.D.
Steven A. Telian, M.D.
Revised on: 01/23/2015



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