Treatment may consist of one or several of the following:
- Medicine through intratympanic therapies
- Hearing aids
Surgical Options for Hearing Disorders and Ear Diseases
The following are just some of the surgical treatments we perform at the UPMC Ear and Hearing Center:
- Acoustic neuroma surgery
- Cochlear implant surgery
- Congenital atresia repair
- CyberKnife® radiosurgery
- Myringotomy and ventilation tubes
- Otologic laser procedures
- Osseointegrated bone conduction hearing system (Baha)
- Particle repositioning maneuver
Medicine (Intratympanic Therapies)
This treatment involves medication being injected through the tympanic membrane (eardrum) into the middle ear to treat certain conditions of hearing loss or dizziness. You may need just a single injection or a series of injections.
Intratympanic injections of gentamicin is a vestibulotoxic medication that chemically reduces function of the inner ear. This is used for treatment of inner ear disorders causing frequent vertigo.
Intratympanic injections of steroids is used for people with sudden hearing loss when they are seen near the time of onset.