Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED) also known as Immune-mediated sensorineural hearing loss causes sensorineural hearing loss and vestibular symptoms. AIED occurs when the immune system attacks the cells within the inner ear. The body mistakes these cells for a virus or bacteria. It can be difficult to diagnosis because AIED can mimic various ear disorders.
SYMPTOMS OF THIS DISEASE
- Sudden hearing loss in one ear progressing rapidly to the second ear
- May feel fullness in the ear
- Experience vertigo
OUR DISEASE REPRESENTATIVES
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- Otolaryngology Clinical Trial Cooperative Group (OCTCG)
- The American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Foundation
- Enthroycte Sedimentation Rate
- Rheumatoid Factor
- Anti-nuclear Antibody Titer
- Quantitative Immunoglobin Determination
- A Leukocyte Migration Inhibition Test
- Complete Blood Count
- FTS/ABS Blood Screen
- Lymphocyte Blast Transformation
- Steroid Trial
- Liquid Panel
- Steroids: dexamethasone, prednisone, and prednisolone
- Methotrexate: a chemotherapeutic agent
|Most patients respond to the treatment of steroids. However, if patients are unresponsive to the drug therapy, a cochlear implant may be considered. In addition, some patients benefit from the use of hearing aids.|
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