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question for an ent. does a myringotomy cause any hearing loss? and is the hole made for the tube insertion better done with a laser or a scalpel?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Articles: Not ENT, but this is some ENT literature on the subject. Myringotomy and ventilation tube insertion: a ten-year follow-up D.N. Riley 1997 republished 2007 in Journal of Laryngology and Olotlogy showed hearing loss in 8.2 percent of 158 ears. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-laryngology-and-otology/article/myringotomy-and-ventilation-tube-insertion-a-tenyear-followup/9617634D6BDD

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