Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 4

Bilateral Hearing Impairment Following High Voltage Electricity Exposure

Sumit Sharma1*, Ahmed Aseem Naseem2, Sabreena Mukhtar3, Rashmi Nambiar4, Sanyukta Chakravorty4, Mahesh Mishra4, Suvarna Sharma5 and Sushrita Sharma6

1Professor and Head, Department of E.N.T., Mayo Institute of Medical Sciences, Barabanki (U.P), India
2Assistant Professor, Department of E.N.T., Mayo Institute of Medical Sciences, Barabanki (U.P), India
3Senior Resident, Department of E.N.T., Mayo Institute of Medical Sciences, Barabanki (U.P), India
4Postgraduate Junior Resident Second Year, Department of E.N.T., Mayo Institute of Medical Sciences, Barabanki (U.P), India
54th Year MBBS Student, KMC, Manipal, India
61st Year Btech Student, MUJ, Jaipur, India

*Corresponding Author:Sumit Sharma, Professor and Head, Department of E.N.T., Mayo Institute of Medical Sciences, Barabanki (U.P), India.

Received: March 01, 2022; Published: March 10, 2022

Abstract

Electrical injuries both high and low voltage are a common occurrence in day to day life despite the modern safety measures. The low voltage injuries occur at home and thus are reported less than the high voltage injuries. After exposure to electrical current almost every organ in the body is affected. The severity of an injury depends on many factors including the type of current, the duration of exposure, and the resistance of the tissue involved. Reported cases of hearing loss associated with high-voltage electrical shock are rare. In this article, the author describes a case of high -voltage electrical shock in a 22-year-old man. To the best of the author's knowledge; this is the first report in the literature of a resolution of unilateral sensorineural hearing loss caused by a high-voltage electrical shock within a 10 days period.

Keywords: Hearing Loss; Sensorineural Hearing Loss; Electrical Injury

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Citation

Citation: Sumit Sharma., et al. “Bilateral Hearing Impairment Following High Voltage Electricity Exposure".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 4.4 (2022): 06-09.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Sumit Sharma., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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