Another cause for conductive hearing loss with present acoustic reflexes

Charles S. Ebert, Adam M. Zanation, Craig A. Buchman

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Abstract

There are numerous potential causes of conductive hearing loss (HL). It is important to obtain a thorough history and perform a complete examination, including audiometric testing and radiographic evaluation when necessary. In this report, we present a patient with an intact tympanic membrane, no history of ear disease or trauma who as an adult developed progressive, conduc- tive HL because of an anomalous course of a dehiscent facial nerve. In the patient with a conductive HL and at least partially intact reflexes, superior semicircular canal dehiscence, fracture of the stapes superstructure proxi- mal to the tendon, other third window phenomena, and now dehiscence of the facial nerve resulting in decreased mobility of the ossicular chain must be considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2059-2061
Number of pages3
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume118
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2008

Keywords

  • Acoustic reflexes
  • Computer tomography
  • Conductive hearing loss
  • Dehiscent
  • Facial nerve

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