Thyroid dysfunction linked to sudden sensorineural hearing loss: Study
According to a recent study, it has been noted by the researchers that the incidence of thyroid dysfunction in SSHL is significantly higher than in the general population, as published in the World Journal of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) refers to the sudden occurrence of unexplained sensorineural hearing loss. The present study showed that different systemic diseases had different influences on the occurrence and hearing outcome of SSHL. Thyroid hormone is one of the important factors for the development of the fetal ear and auditory function. However, the distribution of thyroid dysfunction in SSHL patients and the effect of thyroid dysfunction on the occurrence and hearing outcome of SSHL has not been studied.