Rationale and Comments
CT scanning is expensive, exposes the patient to radiation, and offers no useful information that would improve initial management. CT scanning may be appropriate in patients with focal neurologic findings, a history of trauma, or chronic ear disease.
- American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation
- American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation practice guidelines
- Stachler RJ, et al. Clinical practice guideline: sudden hearing loss. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012;146(3 suppl):S1-35.