Hearing improvement may or may not be noticeable during surgery or immediately afterwards. If the hearing improves at the time of surgery, it usually decreases in a few hours due to swelling in the ear. Improvements in hearings may be apparent within three weeks of surgery. Maximum hearing, however, can be obtained in approximately six months.
The degree of hearing improvement depends on how the ear heals. For the majority of patients, the ear heals perfectly and hearing improvement is as anticipated. For some, the hearing improvement is only partial or temporary. In these cases, the ear usually may be re-operated upon with a good chance of success.
At MAA ENT, only seasoned surgeons perform the Stapedectomy with advanced laser techniques.