Sudden Hearing Loss Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Apr 26, 2017
  • Author: Neeraj N Mathur, MBBS, MS, DNB(ENT), MNAMS, FAMS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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DDx

Diagnostic Considerations

Viral infection of cochlea/auditory nerve

Inflammation of cochlea/auditory nerve

Syphilis

Meningitis

Encephalitis

Acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma)

Other cerebellopontine angle (CPA) tumors

Sludging due to hyperviscosity

Polycythemia vera

Macroglobulinemia

Leukemia

Accelerated coagulation

Arteriosclerosis

Aneurysm of anterior inferior cerebellar artery

Hypothyroidism

Diabetes mellitus

Mondini dysplasia

Enlarged vestibular aqueduct

Differential Diagnoses