Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol.  2012 Apr;5(Suppl 1):S99-S102.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss after Failure from Oral and Intratympanic Corticosteroid

  • 1Department of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology, Burapha University Faculty of Medicine, Chon Buri, Thailand.
  • 2Division of Preventive Medicine, Abhakornkiattiwong Hospital, Sattahip Naval Base, Chon Buri, Thailand.
  • 3Department of Otolaryngology, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.


Systemic and intratympanic steroids are most widely used for treating idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss. Other treatments include vasodilator, immunosuppressant and antiviral medication. However, only 61% of patients achieve full recovery, and controversies about the standard treatment still exist. In this case report, we present a patient with idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss who failed to respond to systemic and intratympanic steroid treatments but subsequently recovered after undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy.


Hyperbaric oxygen therapy; Sudden sensorineural hearing loss; Corticosteroid
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