Audiological management of Cogan's syndrome

Katherine H. Teece, Amy P. Olund

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Abstract

Cogan's syndrome (CS) is a rare immune-mediated disorder resulting in sensorineural hearing loss, ocular symptoms, and other systemic symptoms. This article prepares the audiologist to evaluate and treat the hearing loss seen in patients with CS. Previously published research in the medical literature is reviewed. Results of a retrospective chart review are presented along with four representative case studies. These serve to illustrate the variability of audiometric configurations and treatment options, which include corticosteroids, hearing aids, and cochlear implants. Audiologists play a pivotal role in the patient's medical team, which may include neuro-otologists, ophthalmologists, internists, rheumatologists, and other professionals as needed. It is especially important for audiologists to recognize the signs of CS and make prompt recommendations for medical intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-320
Number of pages13
JournalSeminars in Hearing
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • cochlear implant
  • Cogan's syndrome
  • hearing aid
  • hearing loss

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