Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in 3 Working Dogs

Danielle C. Schneider, Kari D. Foss, Luisa De Risio, Devon W. Hague, Ashley E. Mitek, Maureen McMichael

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Abstract

Three working dogs were diagnosed with noise-induced hearing loss following exposure to loud noise. Physical and neurologic examinations in each case revealed no significant findings. Brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER) demonstrated bilateral sensorineural deafness. One dog did not regain hearing but continued working with adjusted protocols utilizing hand signals. One dog was lost to follow-up. The last dog was treated with oral Vitamin B complex (daily), Vitamin E (400 IU daily), and N-acetyl-cystine (600 mg daily) and regained hearing 2 months later, based on repeat BAER testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100362
JournalTopics in Companion Animal Medicine
Volume37
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2019

Keywords

  • brainstem auditory response
  • deafness
  • hearing loss
  • working dog

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals

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