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Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss



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Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Sudden hearing loss (SHL) is defined as more than 30 dB hearing loss, over at least three contiguous frequencies, occuringwithin 72 hours . It occurs most frequently in the 30 to 60 year age group and affects males and females equally.Mostly Unilateral it is often accompanied with tinnitis. vertigo, or both. Hearing loss may be mild to severe and also involve different parts of the hearing frequency range. SHL may be temporary or permanent. About one third of people with SHL awaken in the morning with a hearing loss.

CAUSES :

Idiopathic

Viral

Partial or complete blockage of the blood circulation of the inner ear

Vascular Spasm

Rupture of the delicate inner ear membrane and fistulae of the round and/or oval window. Round and oval window ruptures are reported to occur when pressures from within (cerebrospinal pressure) or without (middle ear pressure) suddenly increase causing breaks in the cochlear membrane, resulting in sudden hearing loss.

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Dr. Harish Nanda

M.B.B.S, M.S
ENT Specialist

SPECIALITY: Microscopic Ear Surgery/ Endoscopic Sinus Surgery / Head & Neck Surgery.

Dr. Harish Nanda, Consulting Otorhinolarygologist is known for his excellent rapport with his patients. He did his graduation & post graduation from Dayanand Medical College and Hospital Ludhiana in 1998.Since then he has worked under some of the top specialists in his field, which include fellowships under Dr. Heine Stamburger from Austria .He did his senior residency at Batra Cancer & Research Institute Delhi and Oswal Hospital Ludhiana and worked in Guru Nanak Mission Charitable Hospital Jalandhar for three years.


With excellent results in all his surgeries especially Laser/ Coablation and Microdebrider assisted FESS and Adenotonsillectomies and Reverse Stapedotomy ,he has garnered a reputation for being one of the best ENT Surgeons in Northern India.He has also attended a number of National & International conferences and also conducted live surgical workshops along with the best surgeons in the field of ENT at Kataria Eye & ENT Hospital Pvt. Ltd.


The Hospital has had the pleasure of having him for more than 20 years. He has been the driving force behind the total renovation and technical advancement of the hospital which is functioning since 1977.