There is insufficient evidence to support the use of corticosteroids in managing acute vestibular neuritis in adults.
Practice Focus » Otology/Neurotology
Growing vestibular schwannomas (VSs) show higher signal intensities on Gd-enhanced MRIs and, therefore, measuring signal intensity of VS on Gd-enhanced MRI may aid in predicting VS growth.
We review the current evidence to determine if cochlear implantation is an effective intervention for auditory rehabilitation after vestibular schwannoma treatment.
Diagnosing and addressing hearing loss, particularly in midlife, can help ameliorate the increased risk of dementia associated with the hearing loss.
Though some studies show benefit, high-quality data demonstrating the efficacy of betahistine in the treatment of MD is absent.
New imaging techniques using nanotechnology, as well as research advances in pharmaceutical treatments, may mean a wide range of solutions for hearing loss are within sight.
Current options for hearing rehabilitation offer different advantages to patients with single-sided deafness, and no single modality is clearly superior to the others.
Most existing studies have found that hearing impairment results in a higher prevalence of social isolation and loneliness in the pediatric population.
Many patients who would likely benefit from implantation are never referred due to poor regional access, and, perhaps most importantly, lack of established CIE referral guidelines.