There are several surgical options designed to repair hearing loss. The type of surgery required will depend on the nature of your hearing loss and the area of the ears that needs to be repaired. 

Types of Hearing Repair Surgery

There are two common types of surgery to repair hearing. One focuses on the middle ear, and the other on the eardrum.

Stapedectomy  

A stapedectomy is a surgical procedure to repair the middle ear. This surgery is commonly used on those with otosclerosis, a medical condition that affects the bone in the middle ear called the “stapes”. During the surgery, a piece of the ear is removed and replaced by a prosthetic. The stapes helps sound move through the ear, and it does not develop properly for those with otosclerosis. This prevents the transmission of sound and the vibrations that are essential for hearing. 

Tympanoplasty

A tympanoplasty is a surgery that can repair or replace the eardrum. A tympanoplasty may be required when the eardrum has been injured due to repeated infections, injury, or other reasons. A tissue graft is used to repair the damage or replace the eardrum entirely. The surgery is performed through the ear canal, and once completed, it can improve hearing ability.

Conditions Treated

Both of these surgeries are designed to replace or repair parts of the ear that affect hearing function. Those with hearing loss due to injuries or functional issues can see improvement in their abilities after surgery.

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Benefits of Hearing Repair Surgery

The restoration of your hearing is the primary benefit of the procedure. Increased or restored hearing can help you accomplish everyday tasks more efficiently and lead a more comfortable life. The surgery will allow you to listen and talk to friends with ease, enjoy television, and listen to music. Tympanoplasty can also help those with chronic ear infections reduce their frequency if the eardrum is replaced. 

About SFENTA

SFENTA is South Florida’s premier destination for ENT care and state-of-the-art treatment. For over 30 years, we’ve provided patients with comprehensive care personalized to their unique symptoms.  Our goal is to provide each patient with:

Patient-Centered Care

Our providers take the time to listen to your concerns, ensuring your needs receive the attention they deserve.

Continuity of Care

Our physicians believe in finding long-term care solutions that address each of the symptoms that are impacting your life.

A Network of Highly Trained Physicians

We’ve built a provider network staffed with professionals from all corners of ENT care. This ensures that you are always seeing a provider who is experienced in your area of concern.

The Trust of a Community Staple

SFENTA has become a staple of the South Florida community, so you can always rest assured that we’ll be there for you.

Who is a Candidate for Surgery?

Our providers can evaluate your symptoms and ears to see if you are a candidate for surgery, or they may recommend other forms of treatment. Ideal candidates are those who have experienced hearing loss due to damage in or around the ear. It also includes those who have a growth or obstruction blocking the sound path.

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Your Surgical Experience

The exact steps of your surgical experience can vary depending on the type of surgery. Before the surgery, a provider will discuss the steps of your procedure and any pre- or post-operative care guidelines. 

Some ear surgeries require general anesthesia, while others may only use local anesthesia. An overnight stay may also be required to monitor you after surgery. Once you have begun your recovery at home, you should rest and refrain from strenuous activities. 

The recovery process can range from a few days to a few weeks due to a patient’s natural healing ability and the type of surgery. Most patients experience an improvement in their hearing abilities within 3 to 5 weeks.

Surgery to Repair Hearing FAQs

When will I experience results?

On average, patients will begin noticing results about 3 to 5 weeks after the surgery. This can vary from patient to patient.

Does SFENTA accept insurance?

Yes. We accept most forms of insurance. Contact our office for more information.

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