Clinical Practice Guideline: Sudden Hearing Loss
Leadership: Robert J. Stachler, MD (Chair); Sujana S. Chandrasekhar, MD (Assistant Chair); Sanford M. Archer, MD (Assistant Chair); Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH (Methodologist); Seth R. Schwartz, MD, MPH (Methodologist)
Guideline Development Group: David M. Barrs, MD; Steven R. Brown, MD; Terry D. Fife, MD; Peg Ford; Theodore G. Ganiats, MD; Deena B. Hollingsworth, RN, MSN, FNP; Christopher A. Lewandowski, MD; Joseph J. Montano, Ed.D; James E. Saunders, MD; Debara L. Tucci, MD, MS; Michael Valente, PhD; Barbara E. Warren, Psy.D, M.Ed; Kathleen L. Yaremchuk, MD, MSA
The guideline was published as a supplement in the March 2012 issue of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery.
The sudden hearing loss (SHL) clinical practice guideline provides a set of evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis, management and follow-up of adult patients presenting with sudden hearing loss. The guideline focuses primarily on sudden sensorineural hearing loss. The guideline is intended for all clinicians who diagnose or manage adult patients who present with sudden hearing loss.
- Published Guideline
- Executive Summary
- Recent studies of interest
- Witsell DL, Khoury T, Schulz KA, Stachler R, Tucci DL, Wojdyla D. Evaluation of Compliance for Treatment of Sudden Hearing Loss: A CHEER Network Study. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Jul;155(1):48-55. doi: 10.1177/0194599816650175.
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- Education Opportunities
- AAO-HNSF Continuing Medical Education (CME) visit www.academyu.org (Academy login required)
- Patient Management Perspectives: Adult with Single-sided Hearing Loss
- Current Trends in the Management of SSHL
- Evaluation of Pediatric Sensorineural Hearing Loss
- Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss: An Otologic Emergency?
- ABOto Maintenance of Certification (MOC) visit www.aboto.org (ABOto login required)
- Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs) (ABOto MOC participation required)
- Patient with Unilateral Hearing Loss
- Patient with Sudden Hearing Loss
- Research Gaps
- View/Order Guideline Pocket Card and Mobile App
In 2012 the ABIM Foundation launched Choosing Wisely® with a goal of advancing a national dialogue on avoiding wasteful or unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures.
Choosing Wisely centers around conversations between providers and patients informed by the evidence-based recommendations.
Computed tomography scanning is expensive, exposes the patient to radiation and offers no useful information that would improve initial management. CT scanning may be appropriate in patients with focal neurologic findings, a history of trauma or chronic ear disease.