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Table 1 Influence of clinical parameters on the chance of hearing recovery

From: Predictors of hearing recovery in patients with severe sudden sensorineural hearing loss

Parameter Recovery No recovery p-value
Median age (IQR) 56 (25) 58 (24) 0.178
Sex Female 23 (25%) 69 (75%) 0.007
Male 46 (43%) 60 (57%)
Type of therapy pentoxifyllin 6 (30%) 14 (70%) 0.104
low-dose steroids 17 (26%) 49 (74%)
high-dose steroids 46 (41%) 66 (59%)
Tympanotomy No 12 (24%) 39 (76%) 0.061
Yes 57 (39%) 90 (61%)
Tinnitus No 12 (29%) 30 (71%) 0.460
Yes 51 (36%) 89 (64%)
Vertigo No 51 (40%) 77 (60%) 0.103
Yes 16 (27%) 43 (73%)
Spontaneous nystagmus No 61 (37%) 103 (63%) 0.169
Yes 5 (21%) 19 (79%)
Caloric test result Normal 52 (38%) 86 (62%) 0.051
Pathological 5 (17%) 24 (83%)
Positional nystagmus No 16 (32%) 34 (68%) 0.793
Yes 9 (38%) 15 (62%)
Nicotine abuse No 33 (31%) 75 (69%) 0.171
Yes 34 (40%) 50 (60%)
Perilymph fistula No 45 (39%) 71 (61%) 0.737
Yes 4 (44%) 5 (56%)
Previous hearing loss No 58 (35%) 109 (65%) 1.000
Yes 9 (36%) 16 (64%)
Elevated fibrinogen level No 32 (32%) 68 (68%) 0.809
Yes 8 (35%) 15 (65%)