I never heard of SSHL until a month ago at our HLAA. Word needs to get out that this happens and can be treated.
“Steroids are the treatment for SSHL. Sudden sensorineural (“inner ear”) hearing loss (SSHL), commonly known as sudden deafness, is an unexplained, rapid loss of hearing either all at once or over a few days. In 2011, a clinical trial supported by the NIDCD showed that intratympanic (through the eardrum) injection of steroids was as effective as oral steroids. After this study, doctors started prescribing direct intratympanic injection of steroids into the middle ear; the medication then flows into the inner ear.“ https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/sudden-deafness#1