The Journal of International
Advanced Otology
Original Article

Do Otologists and Other Otolaryngologists Manage Single-Sided Deafness Differently?


Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kütahya Health Sciences University, Kütahya, Turkey


Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Faculty of Medicine, Eskişehir, Turkey


Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ain Shams University, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt

J Int Adv Otol 2024; 20: 127-134
DOI: 10.5152/iao.2024.231140
Read: 120 Downloads: 76 Published: 29 March 2024

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to survey the knowledge and treatment management practices for single-sided deafness (SSD) among different subspecialties of otolaryngology.

METHODS: A questionnaire was sent via Google Sheets to members of the Turkish and Egyptian Otorhinolaryngology Societies between December 2021 and February 2022. For the statistical analysis, the respondents were divided into 3 groups as otologists, non-otologists, and residents at the department of otolaryngology—head and neck department.

RESULTS: There were no statistically significant differences between otologists and non-otologists in radiological imaging (child P = .469, adult P = .140) and preferred treatment method (child P = .546, adult P = .106). However, otolaryngologists showed significant differences in radiological evaluation (P < .001), vestibular evaluation (P = .000), and frequency of treatment options recommended for pediatric and adult SSD patients (P = .000).

CONCLUSION: There were no significant differences in SSD diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation between otologists and non-otologists. However, when comparing pediatric and adult patients, there was a difference in the treatment management of SSD patients.

Cite this article as: Türe N, İncesulu A, Mostafa BE. Do otologists and other otolaryngologists manage single-sided deafness differently? J Int Adv Otol. 2024;20(2):127-134.

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