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I had mastoid surgery as a child, could that explain why i'm deaf on that side?
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Dr. Rodney Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes, but your hearing loss could be either conductive or neurosensory.
If neurosensory, can't be fixed surgically and hearing aid is your only option (and only if you have some hearing left). If it's conductive hearing loss, this can potentially be improved with surgery (tympanoplasty/ossiculoplasty). It's worth getting an audiogram and seeing an otologist to find out what your options are.

In brief: Yes
Yes, but your hearing loss could be either conductive or neurosensory.
If neurosensory, can't be fixed surgically and hearing aid is your only option (and only if you have some hearing left). If it's conductive hearing loss, this can potentially be improved with surgery (tympanoplasty/ossiculoplasty). It's worth getting an audiogram and seeing an otologist to find out what your options are.
Dr. Rodney Diaz
Dr. Rodney Diaz
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Consultation with an ENT can answer your question completely with a good examination and an audiogram.

In brief: Yes
Consultation with an ENT can answer your question completely with a good examination and an audiogram.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Depends on what was done.
There are different types of mastoid surgery and different techniques. It also depends on the severity of the disease process at the time of surgery. Hearing loss can occur with extensive middle ear and mastoid surgery as well as multiple ear surgery.

In brief: Yes
Depends on what was done.
There are different types of mastoid surgery and different techniques. It also depends on the severity of the disease process at the time of surgery. Hearing loss can occur with extensive middle ear and mastoid surgery as well as multiple ear surgery.
Dr. Dennis Diaz
Dr. Dennis Diaz
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