CT Scan

Jeffrey Sirianni audioman at HCTC.NET
Wed Jul 16 00:48:03 EST 1997


dhalpert at tbaytel.net writes:

>I recently had a CT Scan done to determine why my hearing in my left ear
>is deteriorating. I was surprised at the suggestion of a scan. Is this
>common? Anyone have experience?

We recommend a CT or MRI whenever we see someone with asymmtrical hearing
loss (long term or sudden asymmetry) with or without a large difference in
word recognition ability between ears.  Our goal is to identify or rule out
some sort of tumor that may be causing this difference between the ears.
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