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Two Cases of Korean Medical Treatments of Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss without Corticosteroid Treatments
Two Cases of Korean Medical Treatments of Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss without Corticosteroid Treatments
The Journal of Korean Medicine Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology and Dermatology. 2016. Feb, 29(1): 157-167
  • Published : February 25, 2016
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Son Jae-Woong
Kim Min-Hee
Ko Seong-Gyu
Choi In-Hwa

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Objective : The purpose of this study is to know the effect of Korean medical treatments on sudden sensorineural hearing loss(SSNHL) without systemic or intratympanic steroid treatments.Method : We conducted retrospective review who was diagnosed as SSNHL and treated with Korean medicine in Dept. of Otolaryngology Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong. There were two patients with SSNHL who refused to be treated with western medicine and were treated with Korean medicine including acupuncture, moxibustion, and herbal medicine.Result : One patient recovered completely after eight days of admission, and another patient partial recovered during 30 days through Korean medical treatments.Conclusion : Through these studies, SSNHL is expected to treated more effectively by conventional Korean medical treatments than corticosteroid treatments alone. But the additional study is needed to reveal the exact effects of Korean medical treatments.
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