Sudden (reversible) sensorineural hearing loss in pregnancy.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/139340
Title:
Sudden (reversible) sensorineural hearing loss in pregnancy.
Authors:
Kenny, R; Patil, N; Considine, N
Affiliation:
Department of Audiology, Sligo General Hospital, Sligo, Ireland. rsmith1968@yahoo.com
Citation:
Sudden (reversible) sensorineural hearing loss in pregnancy. 2011, 180 (1):79-84 Ir J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
Mar-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/139340
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-010-0525-z
PubMed ID:
20665123
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=20665123
Abstract:
Sudden hearing loss directly associated with pregnancy or birth is a little known and rare occurrence. The temporary, unilateral, low-frequency sensorineural hearing loss in this case was reported after the birth of the patient's first child, and again during the third trimester of her second pregnancy.; This paper discusses the different explanations as to why hearing losses occur due to physical changes within the body during pregnancy and birth. It is probable that this patient had significant anatomical asymmetry with one patent and one non-patent cochlear aqueduct, allowing increased pressure unilaterally. The mechanical restriction of the inner ear hair cells caused the hearing loss that returned to normal, when the pressure returned to normal.; Our case demonstrates that pregnancy can lead to hearing loss in two sequential pregnancies. Mechanisms are discussed in detail. Clinically it appears that the hearing loss and tinnitus associated with pregnancy can spontaneously recover.
Language:
en
Description:
BACKGROUND: Sudden hearing loss directly associated with pregnancy or birth is a little known and rare occurrence. The temporary, unilateral, low-frequency sensorineural hearing loss in this case was reported after the birth of the patient's first child, and again during the third trimester of her second pregnancy. AIMS: This paper discusses the different explanations as to why hearing losses occur due to physical changes within the body during pregnancy and birth. It is probable that this patient had significant anatomical asymmetry with one patent and one non-patent cochlear aqueduct, allowing increased pressure unilaterally. The mechanical restriction of the inner ear hair cells caused the hearing loss that returned to normal, when the pressure returned to normal. CONCLUSIONS: Our case demonstrates that pregnancy can lead to hearing loss in two sequential pregnancies. Mechanisms are discussed in detail. Clinically it appears that the hearing loss and tinnitus associated with pregnancy can spontaneously recover.
MeSH:
Adult; Female; Hearing Loss, Sensorineural; Humans; Pregnancy; Pregnancy Complications; Recovery of Function
ISSN:
1863-4362

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKenny, Ren
dc.contributor.authorPatil, Nen
dc.contributor.authorConsidine, Nen
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-10T14:44:46Z-
dc.date.available2011-08-10T14:44:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-03-
dc.identifier.citationSudden (reversible) sensorineural hearing loss in pregnancy. 2011, 180 (1):79-84 Ir J Med Scien
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid20665123-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-010-0525-z-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/139340-
dc.descriptionBACKGROUND: Sudden hearing loss directly associated with pregnancy or birth is a little known and rare occurrence. The temporary, unilateral, low-frequency sensorineural hearing loss in this case was reported after the birth of the patient's first child, and again during the third trimester of her second pregnancy. AIMS: This paper discusses the different explanations as to why hearing losses occur due to physical changes within the body during pregnancy and birth. It is probable that this patient had significant anatomical asymmetry with one patent and one non-patent cochlear aqueduct, allowing increased pressure unilaterally. The mechanical restriction of the inner ear hair cells caused the hearing loss that returned to normal, when the pressure returned to normal. CONCLUSIONS: Our case demonstrates that pregnancy can lead to hearing loss in two sequential pregnancies. Mechanisms are discussed in detail. Clinically it appears that the hearing loss and tinnitus associated with pregnancy can spontaneously recover.en
dc.description.abstractSudden hearing loss directly associated with pregnancy or birth is a little known and rare occurrence. The temporary, unilateral, low-frequency sensorineural hearing loss in this case was reported after the birth of the patient's first child, and again during the third trimester of her second pregnancy.-
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses the different explanations as to why hearing losses occur due to physical changes within the body during pregnancy and birth. It is probable that this patient had significant anatomical asymmetry with one patent and one non-patent cochlear aqueduct, allowing increased pressure unilaterally. The mechanical restriction of the inner ear hair cells caused the hearing loss that returned to normal, when the pressure returned to normal.-
dc.description.abstractOur case demonstrates that pregnancy can lead to hearing loss in two sequential pregnancies. Mechanisms are discussed in detail. Clinically it appears that the hearing loss and tinnitus associated with pregnancy can spontaneously recover.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=20665123en
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHearing Loss, Sensorineural-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshPregnancy-
dc.subject.meshPregnancy Complications-
dc.subject.meshRecovery of Function-
dc.titleSudden (reversible) sensorineural hearing loss in pregnancy.en
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Audiology, Sligo General Hospital, Sligo, Ireland. rsmith1968@yahoo.comen
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen
dc.description.provinceConnacht-

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