Unilateral Hearing Loss
History & Examination
30 y/o previously healthy female presents with a 1 year history of progressive left-sided hearing loss and tinnitus.
Her past medical history and surgical history are unremarkable.
Physical examination reveals difficulty with tandem gait and nystagmus, but no dysmetria.
A limited post-contrast study of the IAC and an audiogram are obtained.
Word recognition scores in the right ear is 100% at 55 dB and 84% at 75 dB
22 dB (air) and 18 dB (bone) –right
42 dB (air) and 32 dB (bone) – left
Summary -moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss for the left ear