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ICD-10 code: H93.01

Chapter: Diseases of the ear and mastoid process

Understanding Transient Ischemic Deafness

Transient Ischemic Deafness, also known as TID, is a rare condition that causes temporary hearing loss or deafness in one ear. This occurs due to a lack of blood flow to the inner ear, leading to a temporary interruption of hearing.

The condition is typically caused by a transient ischemic attack (TIA), which is a mini-stroke that temporarily blocks blood flow to the brain. TIAs can also cause other symptoms such as temporary blindness, weakness, or numbness in the face, arms, or legs.

The symptoms of TID typically last for a few minutes to several hours, and then gradually improve. In some cases, the hearing loss may be permanent, but this is rare.

Symptoms of Transient Ischemic Deafness

The symptoms of TID may include:

  1. Temporary hearing loss or deafness in one ear
  2. Ringing in the affected ear
  3. Dizziness or vertigo
  4. Balance problems

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention right away.

Treatment for Transient Ischemic Deafness

There is no specific treatment for TID, but the underlying cause of the condition should be addressed. If the TID is caused by a TIA, the patient may be prescribed medication to prevent future strokes or TIAs. Lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, exercising regularly, and eating a healthy diet may also be recommended.

In some cases, hearing aids or cochlear implants may be needed to improve hearing loss caused by TID.

Preventing Transient Ischemic Deafness

Preventing TID involves managing the risk factors for TIAs and strokes. Some of the ways to reduce the risk of TIAs and strokes include:

  1. Controlling high blood pressure
  2. Maintaining a healthy weight
  3. Managing diabetes
  4. Quitting smoking
  5. Exercising regularly
  6. Eating a healthy diet

If you have a history of TIAs or strokes, it is important to work with your healthcare provider to manage your risk factors and prevent future episodes.


Transient Ischemic Deafness is a rare condition that can cause temporary hearing loss or deafness in one ear. It is typically caused by a TIA, which is a mini-stroke that temporarily blocks blood