© Taylor & Francis 2016.Preoperative steroids have been shown to be beneficial in reducing the hearing loss associated with cochlear implantation. This review article discusses the mechanism of action, effects of differing routes of administration, and side effects of steroids administered to the inner ear. Studies on the role of preoperative steroids in animal and human studies are also examined and future directions for research in this area are discussed.
Kuthubutheen, J., Smith, L., Hwang, E., & Lin, V. (2016). Preoperative steroids for hearing preservation cochlear implantation: A review. Cochlear Implants International, 17(2), 63-74. https://doi.org/10.1080/14670100.2016.1148319