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surgeryImplantable hearing devices (cochlear implant, bone-conduction implant), mastoid and middle ear surgery, hearing screens, hearing loss evaluation and management, conventional hearing aids, and otitis media diagnosis and treatment:

  • Tympanoplasty – repair of the ear drum and/or removal of cholesteatoma or tumors of the middle ear space.
  • Mastoidectomy – removal of bone behind the ear to access the mastoid cavity, which connects to the middle ear space by a narrow channel. This is done to remove infection, cholesteatoma, or tumors. This is also done to provide access to the middle ear for placement of a cochlear implant.
  • Ossicular reconstruction – replace damaged bones of hearing with an artificial material to try and improve hearing. This may be part of a Tympanoplasty.
  • Bone Anchored Hearing Aid – a special hearing device for certain hearing losses that is implanted into the skull near the ear.
  • Cochlear Implant – a special hearing device for profound hearing loss, that must be inserted into the inner ear through a mastoidectomy. A portion of the device is placed under the scalp near the ear.
  • Tympanostomy tube placement – a tiny cylindrical tube with a flange is placed into the ear drum to maintain a hole in order to prevent infections and build-up of fluid in the middle ear space.