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Hearing Loss, Sudden MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Hearing Loss, Sudden
Tree Number(s)
C09.218.458.341.900
C10.597.751.418.341.900
C23.888.592.763.393.341.900
Unique ID
D003639
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003639
Scope Note
Sensorineural hearing loss which develops suddenly over a period of hours or a few days. It varies in severity from mild to total deafness. Sudden deafness can be due to head trauma, vascular diseases, infections, or can appear without obvious cause or warning.
Entry Term(s)
Deafness, Sudden
Sudden Deafness
Sudden Hearing Loss
NLM Classification #
WV 270
Previous Indexing
Deafness (1966-1978)
Deafness, Sudden (1979-2002)
Public MeSH Note
2003; see DEAFNESS, SUDDEN 1979-2002
History Note
2003 (1979)
Date Established
1979/01/01
Date of Entry
1978/05/22
Revision Date
2019/06/17
Hearing Loss, Sudden Preferred
Deafness, Sudden Narrower
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