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CONSULT REQUEST GUIDELINES
Sudden hearing loss
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
Determine if hearing loss is conductive or sensorineural by performing tuning fork test (Weber & Rinne').
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)
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
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.
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