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Myringotomy with Grommet and Dexamethasone Instillation as a Treatment for Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SNHL)

Myringotomy with Grommet and Dexamethasone Instillation as a Treatment for Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SNHL)

Sriram Nathan and Minutha R

Journal Title:Acta Scientific Otolaryngology
Abstract


Sudden sensorineural hearing loss is a common problem in a busy ENT practice. Although many investigations are done, most of the cases, the cause is not known or properly diagnosed. Steroid either oral or injectable either IV or intratympanic is the chief modality of treatment. The common practice is to give intratympanic injection of steroid which is both painful and cumbersome to patients who after the experience of the initial instillation are frequently averse to repeat the procedure over and over again with variable signs of improvement in hearing. We have been averting this whole situation of frequent injection by placing a grommet via a small one time procedure. The steroid is then instilled via drops which is both safe and painless to the patient