Chronic otitis media surgery in the only hearing ear

KALCIOGLU M. T. , Cetinkaya Z., TOPLU Y., Hanege F. M. , KOKTEN N.

B-ENT, vol.11, no.3, pp.223-227, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: B-ENT
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.223-227


Chronic otitis media surgery in the only hearing ear. Objectives: The present study aimed to investigate how quality of life was impacted in patients who underwent surgery for chronic otitis media in their only remaining hearing ear (OHE). Such surgical treatment is controversial, and avoided by many surgeons due to the high risk of hearing loss due to surgery. However, if the patient is left untreated, hearing may further deteriorate over time, decreasing the patient's quality of life to an undesirable level.