Start with the following resources to explore current research activities and the peer-reviewed medical literature on
hyperbaric oxygen therapy for sudden hearing loss.
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With 12,000 members, the AAO-HNS is the world's largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat,
and related structures of the head and neck. The Academy includes hyperbaric oxygen therapy in its clinical practice guidelines
for sudden hearing loss.
Read the AAO-HNS Clinical Practice Guideline:
Sudden Hearing Loss [PDF].
A professional, scientific, and credentialing association representing 135,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists,
and speech, language, and hearing scientists, ASHA provides excellent information about hearing loss research, evidence-based
practice, and links to other resources.
Read the ASHA article
Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders: An Introduction.
US National Institutes of Health
ClinicalTrials.gov keeps the official list of human clinical trials currently enrolling, in progress, and recently completed.
One may reasonably question the size and legitimacy of any study not listed here.
An independent, international, nongovernmental organization, Cochrane is a powerful force in evidence-based
medicine. One may consider a Cochrane article on any HBOT topic required reading.
Read the Cochrane Intervention Review: Hyperbaric oxygen for idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss and tinnitus
from the Cochrane Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders Group,
A specialized Google search engine, Google Scholar indexes scholarly articles, patents, and legal opinions and journals.
Google Scholar may produce many search results, but entries provide easy access to full-text journal articles.
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HBOEvidence uses computerized tools to appraise the key randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in the hyperbaric medical literature.
One may reasonably question the overall strength of HBOT evidence for any disease or condition not covered here.
A service of WebMD, Medscape offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals robust and integrated
medical information and educational tools. The website devotes a couple paragraphs to hyperbaric oxygen therapy under
for sudden hearing loss.
Read the Medscape article
Sudden Hearing Loss Treatment and Management.
The NIDCD is the government’s focal point for research into the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, taste,
smell, voice, speech, and language.
Read the NIDCD article
US National Library of Medicine, US National Institutes of Health
PubMed keeps the official list of scientific papers published in reputable peer-reviewed medical journals. One may reasonably question the importance and
legitimacy of any study not listed here.