Why is there irreversible hearing loss in unsafe otitis media?

Why is there irreversible hearing loss in unsafe otitis media?

In this video, Dr. Nishi Gupta, Head department of ENT, Dr. Shroffs Charity Eye Hospital, Delhi, talks about the cause of irreversible hearing loss in unsafe otitis media. The otitis media is called unsafe because there might not be a clear perforation in the ear drum and the discharge might not come out of the middle ear. This can lead to increase pressure on the internal ear bones which gets diseased. In this process of infection, the bones are necrosed leading to hearing loss.

Dr. Nishi Gupta

Dr. Nishi Gupta is a ENT/ Otorhinolaryngologist. She has been a practicing ENT surgeon for last 15 years. Spent lot of time perfecting her specialization and in microsurgery of ear. Trained from Great Ormond Street Hospital for children, London. A highly proficient endoscopic and microlaryngeal surgeon. Has written a book on Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy - A revolution. She completed MBBS from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur in 1986,MS - Otorhinolaryngology from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur in 1989 and DNB - Otorhinolaryngology from National Board Of Examination in 1994.

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