Will I suffer from hearing loss after my mastoidectomy surgery and do I need a hearing aid afterward?

Q. Can mastoidectomy cause hearing loss and how to deal with it?

Answered by
Dr. Pandian. P
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 05, 2023 and last reviewed on: Apr 06, 2023

Hello doctor,

My cholesteatoma removal surgery (mastoidectomy) is due in the next few weeks. I was told all three bones in my ear needed to be removed, and that hearing will get worse after the operation. So, I have a few questions.

1) What degree of hearing would be remaining after the operation?

2) What sort of hearing loss will occur?

3) Will I need a hearing aid afterward?

4) What type of hearing aid would I be given?

5) How soon after the operation would I be able to get a hearing aid?

6) What are the common painkillers given after such surgery?

Please help.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I went through your query and understood your concern.

The hearing will not get worse after the operation. I request you to attach a few pictures for better understanding.

I hope this has helped you.

Thanks and regards.

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