piracetam treatment of sudden deafness

Value of piracetam in the treatment of sudden idiopathic deafness. Preliminary report

Gersdorff M, Franceschi D.

Ann Otolaryngol Chir Cervicofac 1986;103(4):283-5


The authors report ten cases of sudden deafness treated by piracetam. In eight cases there was a complete recovery, in one case there was a partial recovery and in one it was a failure. There was observed in two cases a rise in the compound action potential of the electrocochleography measured after 30 minutes of the infusion in comparison with that performed 30 minutes before the infusion. They were impressed by the rapidity of the recovery and they did not encounter side effects.