Sensorineural hearing loss in patients with chronic otitis media

  title={Sensorineural hearing loss in patients with chronic otitis media},
  author={S. S. Costa and L. Rosito and C. Dornelles},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
  • S. S. Costa, L. Rosito, C. Dornelles
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
  • Chronic otitis media is generally associated with some degree of hearing loss, which is often the patient’s chief complaint. This hearing loss is usually conductive, resulting from tympanic membrane rupture and/or changes in the ossicular chain due to fixation or erosion caused by the chronic inflammatory process. When cholesteatoma or granulation tissue is present in the middle ear cleft, the degree of ossicular destruction is even greater. An issue that has recently gained attention is… CONTINUE READING
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