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Tympanoplasty Treatment - Diagnosis and Procedure
Diagnosis of hearing loss
Before selecting a treatment for hearing loss, a proper diagnosis is necessary to determine the cause and severity of the ear problem. Common diagnostic tests that are performed to diagnose hearing problems are:
Surgery for hearing loss
There are mainly four types of ear surgeries to correct hearing loss:
Once you have been diagnosed, your surgeon will help you prepare for your surgery. Ear surgery can be performed endoscopically or openly. Generally, after endoscopic surgery, there is a small, barely noticeable scar in front of behind the ear. The surgeon will perform the required corrections and then close the incision with small sutures.
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The most common reasons behind hearing problems that can lead to permanent hearing loss are damage/dysfunction of the eustachian tube, recurring ear infections, tympanic membrane perforation, cholesteatoma, etc.
Tympanoplasty can be performed under either general or local anesthesia and is entirely painless. There may be mild pain and discomfort for the first 24 hours after the surgery. This pain may last for an entire week in severe cases.
No. Generally, hearing problems do not recur after a tympanoplasty. However, in rare cases, the patient may experience some loss of hearing if there is extensive scarring in the tissues surrounding the tympanum.
Yes, like most other ENT procedures, tympanoplasty is covered by most major insurance providers. If you have any doubts regarding the terms of your insurance policy, you can contact your insurance provider for further details or get in touch with the insurance team at Pristyn Care.
The cost of tympanoplasty in Coimbatore ranges from Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 60,000 at Pristyn Care. This cost range encompasses the entire cost of the treatment from diagnosis to recovery. However, it may vary if the patient requires extra care due to postoperative complications, comorbidities, etc.
A slight alteration in taste is common for some time after tympanoplasty surgery. Normally, it resolves itself after some time but in rare cases, it can be permanent if there is any damage to the chorda tympani nerve (CTN).
Complications associated with tympanoplasty surgery are:
Benefits of a tympanoplasty include:
A small rupture in the eardrum heals on its own without the need for surgical intervention. However, in case of a large tear, the eardrum does not fix itself and needs to be surgically corrected. If surgery is not provided, it makes the patient more vulnerable to recurrent ear infections and permanent hearing loss.
Complete recovery after a tympanoplasty takes 2-3 months. The stitches are removed about a week after the surgery, and you can return to your usual activities within 2 weeks of the surgery. However, you may experience slight tinnitus and muffled hearing for a while.
After the surgery, you should avoid the following to improve recovery:
You should avoid any strain or pressure in the region to ensure there are no problems during your recovery period.
At home, you can follow the given tips to improve your recovery after a tympanoplasty:
Pristyn Care is associated with the best ENT hospitals in Coimbatore. Additionally, it has a dedicated team of expert and experienced ENT specialists with 10+ years of experience working hard to provide successful treatment to all patients. Some other benefits that we provide to our patients are-
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