Has Your Hearing Changed Suddenly?
If your audiologist detects sensorineural hearing loss, they may refer you to an otolaryngologist, as immediate treatment is paramount in the case of sensorineural hearing loss. In most cases, steroids will help decrease inflammation, reduce swelling and combat illness to regain some hearing sensitivity. Other testing may be needed, but the most important first step is immediate action when symptoms are first noticed. Do not dismiss any sudden changes in your hearing as a cold, allergies, flu, or ears plugged with wax.