What is Ossicular Chain Reconstruction? There are many potential causes of conductive hearing loss. The sound conduction system in the middle ear consists of three small bones called ossicles. These bones can be damaged by recurrent ear infections, trauma or previous surgery.
The hearing can be restored with a surgical procedure called ossicular chain reconstruction. Hearing aids can be helpful in patients who do not desire surgical treatment.
Ossicular Chain Reconstruction
Ossicular chain dysfunction can be corrected with a surgical procedure called ossicular chain reconstruction. The procedure is an outpatient surgery that takes 30 to 40 minutes. It is performed under local or general anesthesia. The surgery is typically performed through the ear canal.