Otology is a branch of medicine which studies the normal and pathological anatomy and physiology of the ear (including hearing and vestibular sensory systems, and related structures and functions) as well as their diseases, diagnoses, and treatments.
Eardrum Perforation Repair
A hole in the eardrum can be caused by numerous factors such as infection, trauma, and/or prior surgeries. When present, these holes can cause decreased hearing, frequent ear infections and the inability to get water in the ear. Surgical repair involves creating a new ear drum, which is typically made by using the body’s own tissue to reconstruct it. Repair can lead to a normal functioning ear with improved hearing, resolution of infections, and the ability to participate in water activities.