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HBOT for Idiopathic Sudden Hearing Loss in Portland

Urban Wellness Group is an in-network hyperbaric treatment center with United Healthcare! Call (503) 445-9771 to schedule today.


Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSHL) is a physically and emotionally draining condition that prevents you from living your life as you always have. It can affect your family life, career, personal relationships, and hobbies.


If you’ve recently suddenly lost your ability to hear and are suffering from idiopathic sudden hearing loss, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) may be able to help you regain hearing.


At Urban Wellness Group, we use hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss . We’re proud to have recently been added as an in-network treatment center with United Healthcare. Our experienced practitioners can help you decide if HBOT is right for you.


What is Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss?

Also known as sudden deafness, this condition is defined by a rapid loss of hearing. Those suffering from idiopathic sudden hearing loss generally experience this loss of hearing over a single or a few days. This affliction can happen to just one or both ears, and is experienced by 1 out of every 10,000 people.


While ISSHL is mostly unexplained, the issue has been targeted to the sensory organs of the inner ear.


Additional symptoms include:


  • A sudden “pop” prior to losing your hearing
  • The feeling of your ear being “full”
  • Ringing in your ear
  • Dizziness or nausea


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How can hyperbaric oxygen therapy treat idiopathic sudden hearing loss?

Hyperbaric oxygen treatment uses increased atmospheric pressures to promote oxygen circulation in your body.


Treatment begins with you lying in a hyperbaric chamber, where the atmospheric pressure is increased and pure oxygen is released. Your lungs absorb a normal amount of oxygen from the air at sea level. As atmospheric pressure is increased, the body can absorb oxygen much more efficiently.


HBOT for Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss is most effective when combined with other therapies, such as steroids.


Hyperbaric oxygen treatment aids in the treatment of Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss by increasing oxygen levels and circulation in the inner ear.

Over 10,000 clinical trials and case studies have been completed to test health-related applications of hyperbaric treatment, including for treatment of ISSHL. The vast majority of results have reported overwhelming success.


Further reading on idiopathic sudden hearing loss & HBOT







What happens during a hyperbaric oxygen treatment?



HBOT at Urban Wellness Group is a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Our skilled practitioners have been trained to safely and effectively administer hyperbaric treatments.


  • Prior to any treatment, our staff will take time to discuss and prepare you for hyperbaric therapy. They’ll explain the treatment, answer any questions, and leave plenty of time to make sure you are fully informed before deciding on hyperbaric treatment.
  • Treatment is administered by laying down in the pressurized chamber. The hyperbaric chamber itself is spacious and has a clear window to illuminate the interior.
  • You will stay in the chamber for 60-90 minutes while being monitored by our trained staff. If at any point you are uncomfortable, our staff will be there to make adjustments and ease your concerns.


While there are minor risks as with any medical treatment, HBOT is an extremely safe procedure. All minor risks and any other concerns you may have will be discussed before treatment begins.


Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a simple, non-invasive, and effective way to treat Idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss.

Make an appointment today — Urban Wellness Group is an in-network hyperbaric treatment center with United Healthcare!


If you'd like to learn more about how hyperbaric treatment can help you, call Urban Wellness Group today to make an appointment at our Division Street clinic.


Call (503) 445-9771 today to see If HBOT for idiopathic sudden hearing loss can help you.

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What to Expect at Urban Wellness Group

At Urban Wellness Group, we’ll help you feel comfortable from the moment you walk through our door. We’ve created a calming environment to reduce your stress and anxiety during, before, and after treatment.


Here are just a few of the features you can expect:


  • A relaxed environment - Our clinic doesn’t feel like a traditional doctor’s office. You can relax surrounded by calm lighting, natural wood accents, and warm, soothing colors.
  • Time is on your side - There’s no need to rush, and there’s no need to wait! Walk right in to your appointment and spend as much time with us as you need.
  • Complimentary tea - Enjoy a nice, warm cup of tea before your appointment.


When you call us, we’ll always do our best to get your appointment scheduled as soon as possible. We value and respect your time, comfort, and health.


Contact Urban Wellness Group

Urban Wellness Group is conveniently located at 49th and Division in SE Portland. Call us at (503) 445-9771 to schedule an appointment or learn more about our services.