Hearing Loss and Electrocution

SeaCapn at aol.com SeaCapn at aol.com
Thu Oct 3 20:27:28 EST 1996


I work in a rehab hospital, and have an in-pt who is 20 yrs old and was
climbing an electric fence and became badly  burned.  He now has a bilateral
moderate-to-
profound sensori-neural hearing loss, with poor speech discrim.  Tymps
normal.
I don't know if this a result of any medications he might have been on in the
acute care hospital, or if this is the result of the electrocution.

The patient's mother reports that no one knows what path the electricity took
through his body.  Any ideas if this may cause hearing loss?

Linda C.



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