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Sudden Hearing Loss: Causes and Treatment Options

April 8, 2014

Sudden hearing loss is a frightening experience and typically results in a trip to a doctor’s office or emergency room. It is more common than you might think and occurs at a rate of 5-20 cases for every 100,000 people, or about 4,000 cases per year in the United States. The causes for hearing loss vary and include possibilities like viral infection, blood flow compromise, autoimmune disorders, and medication side effects.

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