Best Tympanoplasty Surgery For Ear Hole in Delhi
Do you have issues with hearing or can only hear partially? Or do you have striking pain in the ear? Is all of this impeding your hearing ability? It can be due to a perforation in your eardrum or tympanic membrane. One of the best treatments includes a tympanoplasty surgery
What is a Tympanoplasty?
A tympanoplasty, also known as eardrum reconstruction surgery, is a procedure that repairs or reconstructs the damaged eardrum (tympanic membrane). The eardrum is a thin layer of tympanic membrane that separates the ear canal from the middle ear. These sensitive tissues vibrate when the sound waves hit them. The eardrum is well supported by three tiny bones behind the tympanic membrane known as ossicles.
The eardrum may have a hole or perforation due to:
Generally, these perforations heal by themselves. But, sometimes, they may need to be sealed through surgery- tympanoplasty. The ossicles are also surgically repaired during the treatment to help restore normal hearing. This procedure is known as ossiculoplasty.
How is Tympanoplasty beneficial?
Tympanoplasty is usually performed in children above the age of four years and adults. Generally, when the eardrum or tympanic membrane gets torn, perforated, retracted (atelectatic), causing hearing impairment, your doctor may recommend this surgical procedure.
A middle ear or bone injury can be due to the following possibilities that may require a tympanoplasty.
Can a Tympanoplasty help restore normal hearing?
The possibility of restoring a normal hearing after tympanoplasty greatly depends on the cause and extent of the condition. The success rate of eardrum restoration surgery is as high as 85-90%. However, sometimes, a secondary repair operation may be necessary to restore hearing to a required level.
Treatment options other than Tympanoplasty
Tympanoplasty is usually an elective procedure, where the patient can opt whenever they want to go for it. Other non-surgical alternative options to tympanoplasty include:
- Using a hearing aid
- Use earplugs to protect you from middle ear infections.
Nonetheless, in cases of severe ear infections, or cholesteatoma, tympanoplasty is the only option- that helps remove the infection, and extra benign growths in the ear.
What are the preparations required before a Tympanoplasty?
If you are undergoing a tympanoplasty, your doctor will ensure that the ear, nose, and throat are free of any kind of infections before the procedure.
Your surgeon may prescribe certain medications to be taken before the surgery.
Your surgeon may also require you to undertake a hearing test to note the hearing deficiency with a thorough microscopic examination of the eardrum before the surgery.
What is the Procedure of Tympanoplasty?
While you are undergoing a tympanoplasty, you will need to know that this procedure is performed under general anaesthesia. During the tympanoplasty, the surgeon will take you through the below-mentioned procedures.
At times, middle ear bone reconstruction- ossiculoplasty or cholesteatoma removal may be performed along with tympanoplasty.
What is the Success Rate of Tympanoplasty?
Tympanoplasty is a safe and effective surgical procedure. When we talk of the success rates, tympanoplasty has an overall success rate of more than 87%, indicating that tympanoplasty is an efficient eardrum repair procedure that helps restore hearing through graft placement.
Are there any risks or complications of a Tympanoplasty?
Every surgical situation and condition is different and so do the associated complications and risks. The less likely yet commonly observed risk of tympanoplasty is the risk of infection and bleeding. The other less common risks involved are:
The above complications occur in very rare conditions. However, tympanoplasty is considered a highly successful surgical procedure that can help restore hearing to a normal range of 10 to 15 decibels.
If you have any issues with hearing, you must consult with Dr. Saloni Sinha, the best ENT specialist in Delhi. Dr. Sinha has an experience of more than 20 years and expertise in both surgical and non-surgical treatment related to the ear, nose, and throat.
Tympanoplasty involves delicate handling and repair of a highly sensitive ear tissue that Dr. Sinha addresses with expert hands. Dr. Sinha ensures high standards of care and treatment for all your hearing problems and cosmetic concerns.