Sudden Bilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss following Polysubstance Narcotic Overdose

This case report highlights the importance of “recreational” drug abuse in the evaluation of sudden hearing loss. Potential etiologies include altered pharmacokinetics, vascular spasm/ischemia, encephalopathy, acute intralabyrinthine hemorrhage, and genetic polymorphisms of drug-metabolizing enzymes.

from the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology

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Posted on May 18, 2011, in Research. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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