Is intratympanic steroid treatment effective for the management of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss?
Background: The optimal treatment of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss has not been clearly determined. Oral corticosteroid therapy is considered by many to be the standard therapy. The role of intratympanic (IT) steroid therapy in comparison with oral steroid therapy has been investigated in numerous studies, with varying results.
Explore this issue:January 2012
Study design: Retrospective review of published studies.
Setting: Private practice.