Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Diagnosis and Treatment for PCPs

On-Demand Webinar   |   Nov. 17, 2017




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Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center


Minka Schofield, MD, FAAOA practices General Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Duke University in 1995 and her Doctor of Medicine degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and School for Public Health in 2001.

After completing her residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery from The Ohio State University in 2006, she worked for Kaiser Permanente in Baltimore, Maryland for 2 years prior to returning to academic medicine at The Wexner Medical Center. As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, she has been actively involved in medical student and resident education. She currently has an IRB-approved study looking at the outcomes in patients presenting with sudden sensorineural hearing loss at a tertiary care center. Her practice primarily focuses on General Otolaryngology but she has a clinical interest in otolaryngic allergy and quality improvement.

She has many leadership roles within her department, the medical center and nationally. She currently serves as the Co-Chair for the Admissions Committee for the College of Medicine and the Chair for the Quality Improvement Committee in the Department of Otolaryngology. She also serves within the Medical Center on many patient safety and quality improvement committees and was recently elected by her peers as the Chief-of Staff for the University Hospitals. Nationally, she is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and contributes to educational initiatives and programming focused on general otolaryngology, quality improvement and diversity. She is an Atlanta, Georgia native and enjoys travelling, reading medical thrillers and spending time with her daughter, Mia, and cat, Mina.



According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), one in eight people over the age of 12 in the United States have bilateral hearing loss. Of the three major types of hearing loss, more than 90 percent of cases are sensorineural in nature, making sensorineural hearing loss the most common cause of permanent hearing loss in the United States. This is often a source of frustration for patients, who usually present to primary care providers with the complaints. In this lecture, nationally renowned Adult & Pediatric Otolarygologist, Dr. Minka Schofield, Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, will discuss the approach to diagnosing and managing patients with sensorineural hearing loss in the primary care setting.


This lecture will be conducted as a one-hour live webinar. Registration is free. Participants will submit a survey at the end of the session to claim CME credit.


  • J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP

  • Anna Potapov, MD, MPH, MBA

  • Marc E. Walker, MD, MBA

  • Pooja Mittal, DO



By the end of the event, participants should:

  1. Understand common presentations of patients with hearing loss in the primary care setting.

  2. Understand strategies for differentiating and diagnosing sensorineural hearing loss in the primary care setting.

  3. Learn advances in risk stratification, management and treatment of sensorineural hearing loss in the primary care setting, and when further specialist attention is warranted.