EAR SURGERY Otoplasty improves the shape, position, or size of the ears. An otoplasty can correct defects in the ear structure, misshapen ears caused by injury, or other symptoms such as hearing loss. Perforated ear drum: a tear in the thin tissue that separates your ear canal from your eardrum (middle ear). A perforated ear drum can result in intense hearing loss and may be caused by: – Barotrauma: stress exerted on your eardrum when the air pressure in the environment interferes with the air pressure in your middle ear. – Loud sounds – Middle ear infection – Severe head trauma – Small objects in your ear (can puncture the eardrum) Symptoms of a ruptured eardrum may include: – Hearing loss – Spinning sensation – Ringing in your ear – Ear pain Ossicular Chain Reconstruction: Referred to as Ossicular Chain Reconstruction, reconstructing hearing bones includes replacing all three bones in your middle ear by a prosthesis. Bone anchored hearing aids: Baha combines a sound processor with a small titanium fixture implanted behind the ear. This system allows the bone to transfer sound to a functioning cochlea rather than via the middle ear. Baha systems are used for patients that experience hearing loss from a variety of factors such as chronic otitis media or acoustic neuroma. There are many other ear surgeries that we offer depending on a wide array of symptoms and factors. (source https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ruptured-eardrum/symptoms-causes/syc-20351879) (source https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/otolaryngology/specialty_areas/hearing/hearing-aids/baha.html) (source https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/otoplasty/about/pac-20394822) Contact us and schedule an appointment today.