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Jul 12 2018

Sudden hearing loss? Seek medical attention ASAP!

Have you ever woken up with a hearing loss you didn’t have the previous day? Over 6000 Canadians will experience sudden hearing loss annually. This is not a condition to be taken lightly. Often we see patients who wait to seek medical attention for a week or more. This is not good because treatment for sudden hearing loss works best if administered within the first 24 to 48 hours.

Treatment for sudden hearing loss usually involves a regimen of corticosteroids such as prednisone. Again, treatment works best if administered within the first day or two.

So, if you or someone you know experiences a sudden hearing loss, seek treatment right away. If you can’t get into your doctor the same day, consider heading to the emergency room. The sooner you get treatment, the better the prognosis.

For more information on sudden hearing loss or to book a hearing assessment please contact Accurate Hearing at one of our convenient locations.

Lower Sackville: 902-252-3004

Cole Harbour: 902-406-4327

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