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Table 1 Study participant demographics

From: Management of sudden sensorineural hearing loss among primary care physicians in Canada: a survey study

  n %
Years in practice
 Less than 5 years 35 67.3
 5–10 years 12 23.1
 11–15 years 3 5.8
 16–20 years 0 0
 More than 20 years 2 3.8
The geographical region in which you primarily serve patients would be considered:
 Urban 26 50
 Suburban 12 23.1
 Rural 14 26.9
The setting in which you primarily practice would be considered:
 Solo practice 4 7.7
 Walk-in clinic 4 7.7
 Urgent Care or Emergency Department 9 17.3
 Non-Academic Group or Team 26 50
 Academic Group or Team 9 17.3
In the past 6 months, number of patients presenting to you with complaints of unilateral, acute or sudden-onset hearing loss, not as a result of cerumen impaction:
 Fewer than 5 46 88.5
 5–10 6 11.5
 11–15 0 0
 16–20 0 0
 More than 20 0 0
In the past 12 months, typical wait-time for your patients to be seen by an otolaryngologist, referred for unilateral, sudden-onset hearing loss:
 1 week or less 16 30.8
 1–4 weeks 28 53.8
 1–3 months 4 7.7
 3–6 months 3 5.8
 Greater than 6 months 1 1.9
 Greater than 12 months 0 0
The province/territory in which you primarily practice:
 British Columbia 2 3.8
 Alberta 5 9.6
 Saskatchewan 0 0
 Manitoba 3 5.8
 Ontario 36 69.2
 Quebec 2 3.8
 New Brunswick 0 0
 Nova Scotia 2 3.8
 Prince Edward Island 0 0
 Newfoundland and Labrador 2 3.8
 Yukon 0 0
 Northwest Territories 0 0
 Nunavut 0 0