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Anaesthesia. 1987 Dec;42(12):1258-63.

Transient hearing loss following spinal anaesthesia.

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Department of Anaesthesia, Eksjö-Nässjö Hospital, Sweden.

Abstract

Audiograms were performed pre-operatively in 14 patients scheduled for transurethral resection of the prostate under spinal anaesthesia and again 2 days postoperatively. Six of the 14 patients showed a minor reduction of hearing in the low frequency range. Follow-up audiograms showed full recovery after 1-7 months. No significant hearing loss was found in 12 patients who underwent the same procedure with epidural anaesthesia.

PMID:
3434757
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