Ear surgery to repair structural damage
Structural malformation or trauma can cause hearing loss and damage. The outer or middle ear can be surgically repaired to help restore the hearing at Texas ENT Specialists.
The surgical procedure varies depending on the circumstances of the tumor, which area it is in, its size, what damage has been done to the ear, and other factors. The following surgeries are commonly performed to restore hearing and repair the structure of the outer or middle ear.
Eardrum damage can be caused by trauma or chronic ear infections. Damage to the eardrum requires a tympanoplasty performed by a surgeon, which is performed via the ear canal, resulting in minimal scarring. During a tympanoplasty, a tissue graft is used. The graft can repair or fully replace the eardrum. The eardrum only needs full replacement if it has been significantly damaged.
This surgery addresses the ossicles, very small bones in the middle ear. Ossicular chain reconstruction is performed to reconstruct the eardrum and the ossicles, and reconnect the ossicular chain. During surgery, the eardrum is elevated. The ossicles are examined and one bone is removed, sculpted into the correct shape, and newly repositioned. In some cases, all three middle ear bones are replaced.
The stape is located in the middle ear, where it conducts sound. If the stape is not developed correctly (a common occurrence in the case of otosclerosis) or if the stape is damaged by hardening tissue, a stapedectomy surgery is required. This procedure replaces the stape with a prosthetic, repairing the hearing by allowing proper sound and vibration to be conducted through the ears.
Some patients will notice an improvement in their hearing immediately after their surgery. However, it usually takes 2-4 weeks before patients notice a significant improvement in their hearing. Further improvements in your hearing may be noticed in the following two months.
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Patients with structural damage or malformations of the middle or outer ear are likely candidates for surgery. Candidates should meet the following requirements:
At Texas ENT Specialists has been improving the quality of life for patients for over 20 years. We offer expertise, experience, and modern, comprehensive ear, nose, and throat care to patients throughout the state of Texas from board-certified ENT specialists and surgeons. Our dedicated team puts patients first, providing modern, state-of-the-art surgical procedures and cutting-edge skills to provide the highest level of care. Please call today to schedule a consultation to find out more about outer or middle ear surgery with Texas ENT specialists.