Our ears consist of three primary components: the outer, middle, and inner ear. Our middle ear is a chamber—called the tympanic cavity—that contains the eardrum and three bones, called the ossicles, the malleus, incus, and stapes (or, as the bones of the middle ear are more commonly known, the hammer, anvil, and stirrup).
If any one of these components becomes damaged, complications such as hearing loss or infections like Otitis media can occur. In more extreme cases, surgery is required for optimum ear and hearing health.
What Is Middle Ear Sugery For?
Depending on the specific complication, our Ear, Nose, and Throat specialists recommend numerous types of middle ear surgeries, including:
- Stapedectomy—the replacement of a middle ear bone with a prosthesis
- Tympanoplasty—the reconstruction of the eardrum
- Myringotomy—the drainage of ear fluid to reduce infection
- Removal of ear tumors
- Perforated eardrum repair
Make Your Middle Ear Wellness Consultation Today
The earlier we can diagnose your middle ear complication, the earlier we can create and recommend effective treatment methods to get you back to a more normal way of life. Please call our practice today for your appointment—we’re always happy to serve you.