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Sudden Hearing Loss
Sudden deafness is severe sensorineural hearing loss that develops within a few hours or is noticed on awakening. Sudden deafness has some causes that differ from chronic hearing loss and must be addressed immediately. In addition to audiometry, most clinicians use which of the following to diagnose causes that are not clinically apparent?
  1. MRI
  2. Tympanometry
  3. CT
  4. Electronystagmography 
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  • Lateral neck x-rays often falsely suggest an enlarged epiglottis or retropharyngeal space because the x-ray is taken during expiration or is not a precise lateral view.

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