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.


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Access the guidelines via the National Guidelines Clearinghouse.

To view other quality knowledge products (clinical practice guidelines and consensus statements) and to learn about the AAO-HNSF guideline methodology, visit: http://www.entnet.org/guidelines