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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2013, Article ID 510258, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/510258
Case Report

Sensorineural Hearing Loss after Magnetic Resonance Imaging

1Industrial Diseases Research Center, Department of Occupational Medicine, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd 89138-14389, Iran
2Department of Occupational Medicine, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd 89138-14389, Iran
3Department of Otolaryngology, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd 89138-14389, Iran
4Cardiovascular Research Center, Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan 81465-1148, Iran

Received 2 May 2013; Accepted 5 June 2013

Academic Editors: M. Hashimoto and L. Lampmann

Copyright © 2013 Abolfazl Mollasadeghi et al. 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

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) devices produce noise, which may affect patient’s or operators’ hearing. Some cases of hearing impairment after MRI procedure have been reported with different patterns (temporary or permanent, unilateral or bilateral, with or without other symptoms like tinnitus). In this report, a case of bilateral sensorineural hearing loss in an otherwise healthy patient underwent brain MRI was described. The patient’s hearing loss was accompanied with tinnitus and was not improved after 3 months of followup.