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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2012, Article ID 231230, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/231230
Case Report

Sensorineural Hearing Loss following Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

1Department of Audiology, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
2Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA

Received 29 November 2011; Accepted 22 January 2012

Academic Editor: W. B. Moskowitz

Copyright © 2012 Joseph P. Pillion. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A case study is presented of a 17-year-old male who sustained an anoxic brain injury and sensorineural hearing loss secondary to carbon monoxide poisoning. Audiological data is presented showing a slightly asymmetrical hearing loss of sensorineural origin and mild-to-severe degree for both ears. Word recognition performance was fair to poor bilaterally for speech presented at normal conversational levels in quiet. Management considerations of the hearing loss are discussed.