Ear surgery is performed to correct certain types of hearing loss, and to treat diseases of, injuries to, or deformities of the ear's auditory tube, middle ear, inner ear, and auditory and vestibular systems.
Corrective ear surgery for gauged ears Gauged ears have become increasingly popular in the last 10 years. People are opting for large holes in their earlobes, and while this trend may look cool at the time, older adults have expressed their regret for jumping on this bandwagon during their younger years.
Types of ear surgery include stapedectomy, tympanoplasty, myringotomy and ear tube surgery, ear surgery to repair a perforated eardrum, cochlear implants, and tumor removal.
Ear surgery has advanced at a rapid pace over the last few years. Operations have become more intricate, using microsurgery techniques and laser tools to repair damaged structures within the inner ear, and to fit implants that enable profoundly deaf people to detect sounds.
The surgery is done with a neurosurgeon under general anesthesia and the hospital stay is five to six days. Atresia Repair Occasionally the ear canal will not develop or will close (from infection). An incision is made behind the ear and a new ear canal is drilled through the mastoid bone.
Ear surgery is performed to correct certain types of hearing loss, and to treat diseases of, injuries to, or deformities of the ear's auditory tube, middle ear, inner ear, and auditory and vestibular systems
- Ear surgery to correct Microtia: There are operations which can correct this malady including bone grafts from the patient’s rib cage, a plastic implanted skeletal device and having a prosthesis made. Depending on the choice of procedure, the reconstruction can begin as early as age three.
Surgery may correct conductive hearing loss that is due to the congenital absence of ear canal or failure of the ear canal to be open at birth, congenital absence, malformation, or dysfunction of the middle ear structures (i.e. from head trauma), and otosclerosis
Ear Surgery Otoplasty. Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. It can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth, or it can treat misshapen ears caused by injury.
A stapedectomy is ear surgery that can be done to treat hearing loss caused by a problem called otosclerosis. Otosclerosis causes a buildup of bone around the stapes (stirrup bone). The buildup of bone keeps the stapes from moving normally, resulting in a type of hearing loss called conductive hearing loss.