What You Should Know
Aural atresia is a birth defect in which there is an absence or incomplete
formation of an external ear canal. Both the external and middle ear
may be malformed, but the inner ear and auditory nerve are often normal.
can occur in one or both ears.
A malformed outer ear is the most common indicator of aural atresia. All
atretic ears have abnormal middle-ear anatomy to a greater or lesser
Surgical reconstruction at our Orange County treatment center can be very effective for improving hearing in the
affected ear. A CT scan is used to determine if surgery would result
in improved hearing. Looking for artesia surgery in LA? We offer one of the best aural artesia surgery available to our Southern California patients.
It is important that infants with atresia undergo a complete audiologic
evaluation, including an auditory brainstem evoked-response test. A
moderate conductive hearing loss is often present in an atretic ear
and can affect
a child’s understanding of spoken language at normal conversational
levels. A hearing loss may also be present in the child’s normal-appearing
The Baha(www.entific.com) is a surgically
implantable device for the treatment of hearing loss that works through direct
bone conduction. We offer Orange County aural artesia surgery in our Southern California offices. The system works
natural bone transmission as a pathway for sound to travel to the inner
ear, bypassing the external auditory canal and middle ear. Baha can be an
effective way to restore hearing in children born with aural atresia or chronic
conditions. Also, it can be used in patients with single sided deafness
in order to take sound from the deaf ear and transmit it to the good ear.
is implanted in a single surgery in adults and in two separate procedures
in children. If you are looking for Los Angeles Aural Atresia Surgery, visit our artesia treatment center