Rebuilding an ear drum..
January 10, 2013 2:19 PM Subscribe
My 5 year old son has lost 70% of his ear drum and a large portion of his hearing in his right ear. The Dr is talking about surgery to repair it....it's called a Tympanoplasty....
posted by pearlybob to Health & Fitness (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We aren't sure what happened...he did have a tube in his ear drum and when the tube came out, instead of closing up, the ear drum basically dissolved. He has profound hearing loss in that ear...hopefully, the surgery (which applies a thin muscle graft to make a new drum) will restore most of his hearing. I'm a little freaked out, not so much....I trust his doctors, I trust that this will all work out... Just wanted to see if anyone had been through this surgery and the subsequent outcomes with their child.