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Consult Request Guidelines
for Sudden hearing loss
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 CareWeb.
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.
Hussam K. El-Kashlan, M.D.
Katherine Do Heidenreich, M.D.
Syed Rizvi, M.D.
Steven A. Telian, M.D.