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sudden snhl from food allergy

Drs. H.E. Mülder 100327.2367 at compuserve.com
Sun Aug 24 10:03:02 EST 1997

An interesting case. Are you sure about his Eustachian dysfunction prior to
the sudden sensorineural hearing loss? I have never seen anything like
this. I'll ask around here in the Netherlands.
Drs. Hans E. Mülder

Kimberly Skinner <kskinner at in-con.com> wrote in article
<33F9BD49.6BDF at in-con.com>...
> I am an audiologist in my second year of practice.  Recently I evaluated
> a man in his forties who had a sudden hearing loss in both ears as an
> allergic reaction to chocolate.  He said he knew he was allergic to
> chocolate, but had never had such a severe reaction before.  He
> described his symptoms as his ears 'closed up.'  This was about a month
> and a half ago, and the symptoms remain in only one ear (left.)  His
> records indicate that he was assumed to have Eustachian tube
> dysfunction, however, when I tested his hearing it was definitely a
> sensorineural hearing loss.  The other ear, which showed a mild high
> frequency snhl (he admitted to having such a hearing loss prior to the
> sudden hearing loss) was extrememly hypersensitive, which he said was
> new.
> I have learned some interesting facts by doing a Medline search. 
> Anybody have any ideas or similar experiences?  I am trying to find out
> as much as I can for my own information; in addition, this patient is
> desperate for more information about his hearing loss!
> Thanks! 
> Kimberly

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