HyperbaricLink recommends the following websites for anyone seeking authoritative information, patient advocacy, and
community support for sudden hearing loss.
A global initiative of Phonak, a manufacturer of hearing systems, Hear the World includes a nonprofit foundation focused on
hearing loss prevention, screening, awareness, education, and support. Take the
online hearing test.
An association for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists, ASHA provides
Information for the Public
on its website, including sections on screening and testing and hearing loss prevention. Read an illustrated explanation of
How We Hear
Start with the following resources to explore current research activities and the peer-reviewed medical literature on
hyperbaric oxygen therapy for sudden hearing loss.
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 (EBP)
An independent, international, nongovernmental organization, the Cochrane Collaboration is a powerful force in evidence-based
medicine. One may consider a Cochrane Reviews article on any HBOT topic required hyperbaric reading.
Read the Cochrane Reviews article
Hyperbaric oxygen for idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss and tinnitus
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.
Read the HBOEvidence appraisals for treatment of hearing loss with HBOT
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
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.
Search ClinicalTrials.gov for current studies of hearing + hyperbaric
A specialized Google search engine, Google Scholar indexes scholarly articles, patents, and legal opinions and journals.
Google Scholar may generate excessive search results, but entries provide easy access to full-text journal articles.
Search Google Scholar for "sudden hearing loss" + "hyperbaric oxygen"
US National Library of Medicine
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.
Search PubMed.gov for journal articles relating to hyperbaric + hearing + loss