Surgical management of conductive hearing loss in children

Yael Raz, Lawrence Lustig

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Patients with congenital conductive hearing loss present a surgical challenge. Surgeons must be aware of the potential altered anatomy, in particular the potential risks to the facial nerve and inner ear structures; however, meticulous attention to detail in the preoperative evaluation and in the operating room can minimize these risks. If surgery poses too high a risk to these structures, the chances of success are low, or there is a contra-indication to surgery, traditional air-conduction hearing aids or bone-anchored hearing aids should be considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)853-875
Number of pages23
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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