Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease Preliminary Case Report: Audiometric Findings Following Steroid Treatments PurposeThis study examined the audiometric findings following steroid treatment for autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED), which is characterized by bilateral subacute hearing loss, using oral and intratympanic treatment.MethodThe charts of 9 patients with AIED who had been seen in the Saint Louis University School of Medicine's clinic between 2004 and ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 2013
Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease Preliminary Case Report: Audiometric Findings Following Steroid Treatments
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Dave A. Harris
    Saint Louis University School of Medicine, MO
  • Anthony A. Mikulec
    Saint Louis University School of Medicine, MO
  • Sarah L. Carls
    Saint Louis University School of Medicine, MO
  • Correspondence to Anthony A. Mikulec: mikuleca@slu.edu
  • Editor: Larry Humes
    Editor: Larry Humes×
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Hearing Disorders / Research Article
Research Article   |   June 01, 2013
Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease Preliminary Case Report: Audiometric Findings Following Steroid Treatments
American Journal of Audiology, June 2013, Vol. 22, 120-124. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2012/12-0040)
History: Received July 16, 2012 , Revised November 16, 2012 , Accepted December 12, 2012
 
American Journal of Audiology, June 2013, Vol. 22, 120-124. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2012/12-0040)
History: Received July 16, 2012; Revised November 16, 2012; Accepted December 12, 2012
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PurposeThis study examined the audiometric findings following steroid treatment for autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED), which is characterized by bilateral subacute hearing loss, using oral and intratympanic treatment.

MethodThe charts of 9 patients with AIED who had been seen in the Saint Louis University School of Medicine's clinic between 2004 and 2011 were reviewed, with special focus on audiometric results.

ResultsThe majority of patients benefited from treatment for AIED. Four patients (6 ears) received intratympanic therapy as part of their treatment.

ConclusionPatients with AIED appeared to benefit from a clinical pathway using a prolonged course of oral steroids, followed by a trial of intratympanic steroids and/or immunosuppresants for refractory cases.

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