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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : B-ENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.223-227

Abstract

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.