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Schweitzer VG, Darrat I, Stach BA, Gray E. 
“Sudden bilateral sensorineural hearing loss following polysubstance narcotic overdose”. 
J Am Acad Audiol. 2011 Apr 18;22(4):208-14.
Auditory disorders associated with substance abuse are rare. Hearing loss secondary to heroin and hydrocodone abuse has been described variously as not always responsive to steroid management, as not always reversible, and in some cases, as nonresponsive profound sensorineural hearing loss requiring cochlear implantation. We present a case of a teenager with sudden-onset moderate to severe bilateral sensorineural hearing loss after documented polysubstance binging. The hearing loss improved substantially after high-dose steroid and vasoactive therapy.
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