Hearing Loss

Myringotomy
- a tiny incision is made in the eardrum in order to relieve pressure by releasing fluids; often performed to treat otitis media, or an infection of the middle ear.
Myringotomy with tubes
- often small pressure equalization tubes are placed in the eardrum after a myringotomy in order to stent the eardrum open, allowing external ventilation of the middle ear.
Intratympanic steroids
- steroids are delievered into the inner ear by means of a small needle. This procedure is often used to treat inner ear disease and sudden hearing loss, or SHL. 
Intratympanic gentamicin 
- small doses of gentamicin are injected into the inner ear by means of a small needle in order to lessen episodes of vertigo. This procedure is comparable to intratympanic steroids in the treatment of hearing loss. 
Tympanoplasty
- the reconstruction of the ear drum due to perforation
Tympanoplasty with mastoidectomy
- a mastoidectomy removes an infection portion of bone from behind the ear, typically caused by mastoiditis or an infection of the inner ear. This procedure is also used occasionally to repair facial nerve cells.
Ossiculoplasty
- the reconstruction and repair of bones of the middle ear in order to improve movement and, indirectly, hearing.
Stapedectomy
- performed in order to correct fixation of the stapes bone. This procedure involves removal of the deficient stapes bone and its replacement with a small prosthesis and is used to treat conductive hearing loss.

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Consent forms (to be completed prior to appointment):

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