About the Author

Chris Iliades, MD

Chris Iliades has an MD degree and 15 years of experience as a freelance writer. Based in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, his byline has appeared regularly on many health and medicine websites including Everyday Health, Clinical Advisor, Healthgrades, and Bottom Line Health. He has been a featured contributor for HealthDay since 2005. Chris also writes a regular blog for The Pulse, a website for fetal health and pregnancy. Chris is a featured contributor at Bottom Line Health Magazine and has written features for the John Hopkins Children’s Magazine.

Iliades is board-certified in Ear, Nose and Throat and Head and Neck Surgery. He practiced clinical medicine for 15 years and has also been a medical director for diagnostic research and a principal investigator for clinical research before turning to full time medical writing. He has also been certified as a teacher of High School English Literature in Massachusetts.

Articles by Chris Iliades, MD

What Is Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss?

Sudden deafness, also called sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) is a medical emergency. If you get diagnosed and treated right away, you have about an 85 percent chance of recovering your hearing. If you don’t, your chance of recovering drops to 50 percent. SSHL usually requires a referral to an … Read More
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