As a general rule, patients should seek treatment centers where the otologists
(doctors with a subspecialty in ear disorders) have considerable experience with stapes surgery.
In an operation called a stapedectomy, a surgeon (otolaryngologist or otologist
) bypasses the diseased bone with a prosthetic device that allows sound waves to be passed to the inner ear.
One writer claims that the deaf are "cut off from their families and other hearing people." Echoing this sentiment, an otologist
writes that the deaf are "like foreigners in their own country." The medical profession, implicitly endorsing Samuel Johnson's remark that deafness is one of the most desperate of human calamities," has adopted the goal of fixing the hearing loss of its young patients.
If you have any questions about yourself and a possible acoustic tumor, please discuss them with your otologist
. We can provide a list of Institute colleagues in your area, if you so request.
"Trainee and junior practicing otologist
alongwith children were the beneficiaries as the procedures were successfully completed under supervision of senior ENT surgeons," he said.
Brainstem auditory evoked responses have shown to be an important tool and a useful screening test that the clinical neurophysiologist can offer the neurologist, neurosurgeon or otologist
so as to aid in the diagnosis and management of the disorders affecting the nervous system.
Auditory Brainstem Implant (ABI) was the topic of Richard Ramsden, an eminent Otologist
from Manchester UK.
You might also schedule an examination by your child's doctor who, if he suspects a hearing difficulty, will probably refer you to an otologist
- a medical doctor specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of ear conditions.
told me of having put a hearing aid on an infant at age six months.
This process would be underdiagnosed by an otologist
as simple central or attic perforations/dry attic retraction pockets, and this underestimation may lead to further disease progression and a more extensive surgery.
On the following day, the CT scans were reevaluated by an otologist