Archives of oto-rhino-laryngology

, Volume 243, Issue 1, pp 1–15 | Cite as

The pathology of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss

  • H. F. Schuknecht
  • E. D. Donovan


We examined the temporal bone pathologies in 12 ears with idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss, and found that the lesions present in these specimens and in 10 others reported in the literature are similar to lesions occurring in known cases of viral cochleitis. These lesions are unlike those resulting from known vascular causes.

Key words

Deafness, sudden Temporal bone pathology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. F. Schuknecht
    • 1
  • E. D. Donovan
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Eye and Ear InfirmaryBostonUSA

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