Hearing Loss Arises After Tympanoplasty (leaky Eardrum)?
Good evening … I’m Hendry. From Padang. I want to ask. 3 months ago I finished the tympanoplasty (leaky eardrum) … suddenly the hearing disappeared that I felt … for example … when I bow down in prayer, all the sounds came out … (various sounds) … then when I got up from prostration (sitting or standing) that my hearing was lost (deaf) lacking even the sound from outside the room no longer heard for me … even though I had checked with a specialist T4 I had surgery yesterday, he said nothing, it’s really good my eardrum (said the doctor who treated me when I was in control yesterday). That’s why it can be like that?
Hello Hesa, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Before you introduce me, Dr. Rio will try to answer your question.
Some diseases that can underlie the damage / destruction of the eardrum are OMSK (Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media), Baro trauma, and other physical trauma. Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is the most common disease underlying tympanoplasty. The definite symptom that will occur if there is damage to the eardrum is a decrease in the quality of a person's hearing, the nature of the damage can heal spontaneously and there is a need for special action, namely tympanoplasty.
Timpanoplasty is an operation to reconstruct hearing with or without marking on the tympanic membrane. Timpanoplasty can be combined with mastoidectomy in cases of severe middle ear infection. The success of this action depends on the cause of damage to the drum (how heavy the infection is), the position of the damage to the eardrum, the patient's age, there have been complications to other auditory organs (to the auditory nerve / to other organs).
What you have to understand is that after the tympanoplasty action, hearing that had been poor may experience improvement, improvement can be felt directly or periodically depending on the underlying circumstances before surgery.
What you can do now is:
Periodically evaluate your hearing condition improvement to the ENT doctor.
Avoid to scrape the ears scrape excessively.
Do not add any ear medication without doctor's advice.
Get enough rest and eat nutritious food is useful to speed up your recovery process.
Since this is a specialist competency, you can ask the doctor who operated on you again, or you can seek a second opinion from another ENT doctor. Not looking for what is right or wrong, but to look for other opinions for your consideration. The ENT doctor who is operating you must have determined that this action is ripe and with full consideration for your benefit.
So many answers from me, hopefully can help.
Thank you, hope you get well soon and healthy always :)