Hearing impairment associated with spinal anesthesia

Cosar A., Yetiser S., Sizlan A., Yanarates O., Yildirim A.

ACTA OTO-LARYNGOLOGICA, vol.124, no.10, pp.1159-1164, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 124 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00016480410017143
  • Title of Journal : ACTA OTO-LARYNGOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.1159-1164


Objectives - Hearing loss after spinal anesthesia has been reported to be related to the transmission of a reduced subarachnoid pressure to the inner ear via the cochlear aqueduct due to loss of spinal fluid. However, there are also some controversies related to this phenomenon, which require systematic investigation.