The Treatment of Sudden and Late Deafness
The possibilities of treatment for Sudden and Late Deafness are rather limited. Often, it means learning to live with it. In very few cases is the (partial) recovery spontaneous. Many possible treatments are created and rejected because they seem to offer few results. Sometimes in the case of sudden hearing loss, bed rest with a combination of anti-coagulants (blood thinners) or cortico steroids (prednison) is prescribed. In all cases, when Sudden Deafness occurs, it is of essential importance to visit the doctor immediately.
When anti-coagulants are prescribed, their objective is to improve the blood circulation in the arteries of the inner ear. It may be that there is clotting in the arteries or thrombosis. Cartico steroids are used when a virus infection is suspected as the cause of the sudden hearing loss. A cochleair implant stimulates the hearing nerve whereby noises, sounds and speech can be reheard.