Ossiculoplasty is the reconstruction of the middle ear ossicular chain which has been disrupted or destroyed, by the use of some interpositioned devices which helps in regaining the original mechanics of the ossicular chain to transfer the sound energy to the inner ear. Ossicular abnormalities can range from loss of ossicular continuity due to trauma, surgical manipulation or middle ear pathology such as cholesteatoma or fixation of the ossicles in cases of otosclerosis and myringostapediopexy or it can be combination of both.
Benefits of Ossiculoplasty
- Hearing is restored in someone who experiences hearing problems.
- Speech development is not harmed.
- Children’s behaviour, sleep and communication may be improved if ear infections were causing problems.