Newer studies assess the effect of cochlear implants on independent risk factors for dementia associated with hearing loss, including cognition, depression, and physical activity.
TRIO Best Practices » Otology/Neurotology
CT and MRI are widely available and afford excellent anatomic resolution.
ESS can be considered in patients that are refractory to medical management as a non-destructive option, as risk to hearing is low.
Management remains controversial because there is no universally accepted consensus on the threshold for surgical intervention, appropriate treatment strategy, frequency of surveillance, and ablative versus excisional management
The management of vestibular neuritis with corticosteroids remains controversial.
There is a critical need for high-quality randomized control trials to determine if diuretics are effective for treating Meniére’s disease.
Defining significant asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss (ASNHL) is important to determine if a patient requires further evaluation for retrocochlear pathology.