Comparison of the Outcomes of Four Different Treatment Protocols in Idiopathic Sudden Hearing Loss

Ceylan A., Bayazit Y. A. , Kemaloğlu Y. K. , Yılmaz M., Celenk F., Goksu N., ...More

MEDITERRANEAN JOURNAL OF OTOLOGY, vol.4, no.3, pp.176-183, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.176-183
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


OBJECTIVE: To compare effectiveness of four different treatment protocols in idiopathic sudden hearing loss (ISHL). Patients and Methods: The patients with ISHL were divided into four groups according to the treatment protocols applied; Group 1 (n=67) was treated with rheomacrodex, pentoxyphiline, heparin, papaverine, famotidine, and methylprednisolone 1 mg/kg/day iv. Group 2 (n=39), group 3 (n=19) and group 4 (n=60) were treated with acyclovir, famotidine, and methylprednisolone (1 mg/kg/day, 2 mg/kg/day and 3 mg/kg/day, respectively). The symptoms and audiologic parameters were compared between the groups.