About Surgical Hearing Procedures

Conductive hearing loss and sensorineural hearing loss are the main two types of hearing loss. Conductive hearing loss results from problems in the middle and outer ear.  This is often surgically corrected.

One of the most common types of surgical procedures for hearing is for the treatment of otosclerosis, an abnormal growth of bone on or around the “stirrup bone” of the middle ear.

Types Of Ear Surgeries

  • Mastoidectomy
  • Tympanoplasty
  • Ossicul0plasty


Mastoidectomy is a surgery to remove an infected part of the ear’s mastoid bone caused by an ear infection such as mastoiditis or chronic otitis, inflammatory disease of the middle ear or cholesteatomas.


Tympanoplasty is surgery to repair the tympanic membrane, the eardrum, when it has been perforated or damaged. There are several types of tympanoplasty, so a patient’s procedure will be determined by their specific damage.


This is surgery to repair the three tiny bones located in the middle ear which are called ossicles. The goal of this surgery is to improve hearing in situations where the ossicles are partially or fully immobile.

Mother of Otology Patient DEBBIE "He talked to us like Drew was almost his kid. He said, wouldn’t this be exciting to go for the home run? And it was a grand slam." Father of Tonsillectomy Patient KEN "Even though it's a small, easy procedure that is done all of the time, it made me feel comfortable knowing that she was in good hands with him" Cochlear Implant Patient MICHAEL "Dr. Cundiff did a great job with me. I trust him. If someone asked me for a recommendation on a doctor, I would without hesitation recommend him." Sinus Procedure Patient GAYLE "It makes all of the difference in the world just being able to breathe at night and being able to sleep well." Papillary Thyroid Cancer Patient DAWN "Two weeks in and you can't even tell that I've had the surgery." Papillary Thyroid

Carcinoma Patient
LISA the next day with no complications and was "Dr. Livingston did a great job. I was home a relatively easy surgery."
Balloon Sinuplasty Patient EMILY It was such an easy procedure." "Don't wait as long as I did come in and get it taken care of.

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