Prior to the left cochlear implantation, our patient's right ear was his only-hearing ear, despite the significant conductive hearing loss secondary to otosclerosis
, and the right ear was not a surgical candidate because of the risk that stapedectomy might cause a complete sensorineural hearing loss.
is considered to be a multifactorial and complex disease.
Infections or blockages of the ear can be treated and cleared, eardrums can be repaired surgically, and ossicles affected by otosclerosis
can be replaced with artificial bones.
For some people with otosclerosis
, the hearing loss may become severe.
is the abnormal growth of bone of the inner ear.
Most commonly, it is the result of head injury, ototoxic medications, bilateral vestibular schwannomas (NF2), noise exposure, Meniere's syndrome, cochlear otosclerosis
, or presbycusis.
Hearing problems can also be caused by viral infections, vascular disorders (such as heart conditions or strokes), head injuries, infections, tumors, heredity, otosclerosis
, medication or age-related conditions.
Her only physical problems were otosclerosis
, an ear infection that can interfere with hearing, and arthritis.
8%) had a glomus tympanicus tumor, 1 had unilateral otosclerosis
with dizziness (McCabe syndrome), 1 had panic syndrome, 1 had benign paroxysmal postural vertigo (which responded well to repositioning maneuvers), 1 had toxic labyrinthitis caused by inhalation of paint solvents, and 1 had sudden deafness accompanied by intense vertigo of vascular origin.
, bone grows around one of the three tiny bones - ossicles - in the middle ear, which prevenwts transmission of sound vibrations to the inner ear and causes deafness.
Subsequent chapters discuss cleft lip, rhinosinusitis, otosclerosis
, vestibulopathies, otitis media, and head and neck cancer.
There were lineup changes, and Valli for a while was losing his hearing due to otosclerosis
(a condition that was corrected by surgery).
Having commenced stapes surgery for otosclerosis
in 1962, I was, as were most of my ear, nose, and throat colleagues, aware of how sensitive the cochlea was to trauma.
of Bern, Switzerland) bring together 58 papers on otosclerosis
and stapes surgery.
One primary example is a disease called otosclerosis
, where the stapes bones can get fixed in the middle ear.