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Table 2 Patients’ characteristics (n = 173)

From: Prognostic impact of standard laboratory values on outcome in patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss

  Number of patients (%)
Gender  
Female 82 (47)
Male 91 (53)
Affected side  
Left 91 (53)
Right 82 (47)
First SSNHL 124 (72)
Recurrent SSNHL 49 (28)
Audiogram pattern  
Low-frequency 9 (5)
Mid-frequency 12 (7)
High-frequency 63 (36)
Flat 55 (32)
Total deafness 34 (20)
Contralateral ear  
Normal hearing 97 (56)
Abnormal hearing 40 (44)
Tinnitus, additionally  
Yes 139 (80)
No 34 (20)
Vertigo  
Yes 33 (19)
No 140 (81)
Smoking  
Yes 24 (14)
No 149 (86)
Charlson Comorbidity Index  
Index = 0 121 (70)
Index = 1 27 (16)
Index = 2 19 (11)
Index ≥ 3 6 (4)
Vascular risk profile  
Yes 93 (54)
No 80 (46)
Metabolic syndrome  
Yes 4 (2)
No 169 (98)
Final absolute hearing gain (∆6PTA)  
0 dB 24 (14)
1-19 dB 110 (64)
≥20 dB 39 (23)
  Median, range
Age (years) 64, 18-88
Interval onset to therapy (days) 3.5, 0-28
Hearing loss, initial (6PTA; dB) 42.5, 14.2-110
Hearing loss, final (6 PTA; dB) 30, 0.8-105.8
Hearing gain, absolute (∆6PTA; dB) 9, 0-100
Hearing loss, contralateral ear, initial (6PTA) 17.5, 0-120