Sudden Deafness, What Should I Do?–You Can Try Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Ms. Li is 39 years old this year. On July 19, 2019, she suddenly developed a feeling of fullness in her left ear, which was obvious when she turned her head, accompanied by visual rotation, and her symptoms continued to aggravate. The patient went to the First Affiliated Hospital of South China University for examination and treatment on July 22. The symptoms did not improve significantly. For further diagnosis and treatment, he came to our hospital on July 23. After examination, he was diagnosed with sudden left ear deafness.
What should we do if our ears suddenly become deaf? An otolaryngologist recommends consultation with a hyperbaric oxygen doctor. After fully understanding her condition, the doctor believed that she should start hyperbaric oxygen therapy as soon as possible, and immediately formulated a treatment method according to her condition: pressure 2.2ATA, oxygen inhalation for 75 minutes each time, 2 times a day, and 10 times a course of treatment. After 1 course of treatment,the frequency of treatment was changed to once a day, for a total of 3 courses of treatment.
After 3 times of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, her ear fullness was much better, and her head was no longer dizzy. After 6 sessions of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, she felt that her hearing had basically recovered. On July 29, after a course of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, the hearing of his left ear was restored, and there was no feeling of fullness. She excitedly shared this good result with us, and said that she would do several hyperbaric oxygen therapy before discharge to consolidate the curative effect.