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What is Stapedectomy?
Stapes - the stapes is the third of the three little hearing bones in the middle ear that transmit sound vibrations from the eardrum to the inner ear fluid so that we can hear. We hear when sound vibrations set the eardrum in motion. The eardrum, in turn, activates the first middle ear bone, the malleus. It, in turn, sets the second middle ear bone, the incus, in motion. It, in turn, causes the third middle ear bone, the stapes, to vibrate. The stapes sets the inner ear fluids in motion which excites the hearing nerve to carry the sound on to the brain. It is by this mechanism that we hear.
Otosclerosis - otosclerosis refers to a growth of bone in the ear that develops around the stapes, fixing it in place so that it will not vibrate properly. This fixation stops some of the sound vibrations from reaching the inner ear fluids, therefore causing hearing loss.
Stapedectomy - stapedectomy is an operation to remove the fixed stapes and to replace it with a prosthesis. This allows sound vibrations to be transmitted properly to the inner ear fluids for hearing.
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Causes of Otosclerosis
Otosclerosis is not a cancerous growth or a tumor, but rather a somewhat self-limited growth of bone in such an area as to cause difficulty in hearing. It only occurs in the ear. Otosclerosis is hereditary and is often seen in more than one member in a family. Its hereditary nature, however, is somewhat irregular. It is not unusual to see otosclerosis only in one member of a family.
What is Hearing Loss ?
A reduced sensitivity to the sounds that can be heard normally. The problem of hearing impairment / hearing loss is due to the problem in either one or more parts of the ear. Patients with otosclerosis and significant hearing loss are candidates for a stapedectomy. Each patient receives audiometric (hearing) tests, an ear examination and a consultation with the ear surgeon to determine the appropriateness of a stapedectomy.
Causes of Deafness
Hearing loss can be caused by many different causes, some of which can be successfully treated with medicine or surgery, depending on the disease process.
Three Types of Hearing Loss
The types of hearing loss/hearing impairment can be classified by knowing which part of the auditory system has been damaged. Sensorineural hearing loss, mixed hearing loss and conductive hearing loss are the three types.
What is Tinnitus ?
Ringing in the ears (Tinnitus) is the condition where there is no other sound. It could be the sound of roaring, pulsing, clicking, hissing, whooshing and chirping. The condition of Tinnitus can either in one or in both ears. Cure for Tinnitus is possible in few medical conditions. Otolaryngologists and audiologists are trying to identify some methods for the Tinnitus treatment.
Symptoms of tinnitus include hearing sounds when no external sound is present. The ears may sense ringing, buzzing, roaring, clicking, whistling, hissing, or squealing. Noises may appear low or high in pitch and may interfere with a person’s ability to concentrate.
Tinnitus is a symptom of a variety of health conditions, blood vessel disorders, and effects from medications. The most common causes of tinnitus are age-related hearing loss, exposure to loud noises, earwax blockage in the ear canal, and abnormal bone growth in the ear. Less common causes include an inner ear disorder called Meniere’s disease, stress and depression, head or neck injuries, and a benign tumor of the cranial nerve called acoustic neuroma.
Blood vessel disorders that cause tinnitus include head and neck tumors, atherosclerosis (buildup of cholesterol in the blood vessels), high blood pressure, turbulent blood flow, and a malformation of capillaries. Medications known to cause tinnitus include antibiotics, cancer treatments, diuretics, quinine and chloroquine for malaria, and aspirin.
Hearing Loss Treatment
The treatment depends on whether the hearing loss is temporary (reversible hearing loss) or permanent. The permanent hearing loss can be treated with hearing implants and devices.
Reversible Treatment largely depends on its own causes -
Permanent Hearing Loss can be treated with the help of -
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