Loss of hearing may be a slow and gradual process for some people. It can also be a sudden and quick loss. Hearing loss can be the result of the aging process. Often, prolonged exposure to loud noises can affect hearing. Remember, if hearing loss is caused by an affliction that can be treated, the hearing can be restored. This includes ear infections. Untreated hearing loss can be harmful, and seeking medical treatment is a good idea.
About Ear Infections
Different types of infections emerge in the ear. They can occur at any age. Usually, a child will get an infection in their ear. Kids tend to get more infections than adults do. The pus and swelling from the infection tend to prevent full hearing. A physician can inquire about the symptoms and will look at the eardrum for additional information. An otoscope is an instrument that is used to peer into the ear. The following are signs of a severe ear infection:
Microscopic Ear Surgery is a procedure done using a surgical microscope. The ear structure is small, so the surgical microscope helps an ENT surgeon treat the ear disease.
Visibility within the ear is poor, and surgery is delicate. We use the latest operating microscope for ear surgeries at our institute. These quality instruments aid us in providing the highest level of precision to aid our patient’s treatments.
What are the Common Symptoms of a Perforated Ear?
Surgery is performed to repair the perforated eardrum and reconstruct the hearing mechanism.
When is Tympanoplasty needed?
Your Doctor may recommend Tympanoplasty in case of
Mastoidectomy is a surgical procedure of the temporal bone that opens postauricular air cells by removing the thin bony partitions between them. Each mastoidectomy is unique because of the variable pneumatization patterns of the temporal bone.
A mastoidectomy can treat chronic ear infections like cholesteatoma and minimize their recurrence (return). In addition, the procedure can prevent severe complications of cholesteatoma, such as:
A mastoidectomy is done using a surgical drill with the help of the microscope. all diseased bone is removed. Your doctor may suggest the type which is best suited for your condition.
When a disease called otosclerosis strikes the middle ear, the stapes – the smallest bone of the ear and also of our body – goes static, stops vibrating, and the sound conduction part of the hearing mechanism is disturbed, leading to hearing loss. Stapes surgery (or stapedectomy) is a microsurgery that involves the construction of an alternative sound conduction mechanism to bypass the fixed stapes to restore hearing. This is an hour-long surgery usually performed under general anesthesia, though some surgeons may prefer to operate with local anesthesia.
Why this surgery?
Though a stapes surgery will not stop the progression of otosclerosis, it can significantly improve a person’s hearing by constructing an alternative sound conducting mechanism.