Korean J Otolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  1997 Feb;40(2):292-299.

Statistical Estimate Formula Using Prognostic Factors for Predicting Hearing Recovery in Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Sudden deafness is not rare but its pathophysiology has not been fully determined and treatment is controversial at present. About concerning factors for the recovery of sudden deafness, various studies have been done, but there are still many unknown things. The probability of recovery from sudden deafness depends on many factors. To evaluate hearing recovery and prognostic factors we studied 65 patients treated with bed rest, steroid, vasodilator, plasma expander, vitamines from March 1988 to October 1995 at our department. Data were statistically examined and we present a model for calculating the probability of patient recovery based on the combined effects of risk factors determined for these variables. Interrelationships among the prognostic factors and their relative importance in predicting hearing recovery are discussed.

Keyword

Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss; Prognostic factors; Calculating model

MeSH Terms

Bed Rest
Hearing Loss, Sensorineural*
Hearing Loss, Sudden
Hearing*
Humans
Plasma
Risk Factors
Vitamins
Vitamins
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