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Very serious disorders occur with the hearing organ: With ear disorders we have the skills for the symptoms, the causes and the operation.

What may initially be passed off as a chronic but not very painful middle ear infection should often not be taken lightly. This is especially the case if it develops over time into chronic necrosis of the bone. This affliction is commonly refered to as caries of the bone. In ENT medicine the term cholesteatoma has been adopted for this.

Cholesteatoma can lead to damage and disturbance to the function of the ossicular chain, and potentially other complications. In the case of several problems, a hearing improvement operation, a tympanoplasty, may not be sufficient. We often need to perform several different operations to help you properly with your condition. Antrostomy may be considered. Procedures such as mastoidectomy and canaloplasty are other examples. We may even contemplate implanting a mastoid cavity, which should not be confused with a "radical cavity" in the classic sense.

In addition to serious illnesses such as cholesteatoma, there are many other very difficult pathologies of the ear. In addition to hearing, the sense of balance can often suffer considerably. Hearing loss, dizziness, facial nerve paralysis and many other symptoms are the result.

We work closely with your local doctor to treat your acute or chronic ear disorder

Based on our high level of specialisation, our many years of practical experience and our convenient location at the centre of Germany, we have become a centre of excellence for patients with ear concerns. We are often asked about follow-up operations for interventions already carried out and advise patients from Germany who already have had one or even more previous operations. Wherever you are from, we are committed to supporting and caring for you throughout the surgery process. In doing so, we strive to provide the most effective treatment for you while working in partnership with your doctor.

No matter whether you are concerned about chronic middle ear infection, damage to the auditory ossicles, mastoiditis, cholesteatoma, otosclerosis, facial nerve paralysis or a tumour in the area of the of ear and parotid gland; we are here for you and will carefully review all your treatment options.

A hearing aid rather than surgery may well be the better option for otosclerosis. Facial nerve paralysis can often also be successfully treated conservatively. In contrast, surgery cannot be avoided for conditions like cholesteatoma, mastoiditis or a tumour. We are trained specialists in all surgical matters and will advise you whether surgery is advisable or can be avoided.

Chronic inflammation of the middle ear

Whether you or your child are suffering from constant or recurring inflammation of the middle ear: in every case it is worth asking for an ENT consultation with a specialist doctor.
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Cholesteatoma

Necrosis of the bone in the ear is often painless for years. This makes it even more important to remove it completely with surgery.
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Otosclerosis

Bony growths in the middle ear occur with some people. Patients not wanting hearing aids can often be helped with an otosclerosis operation.
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Mastoiditis

Whether it is chronic or acute: if mastoiditis is to be treated successfully, an operation is sometimes unavoidable.
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Facial nerve paresis

Facial nerve paralysis creates a muscle paralysis, with the result that one side of the face may visibly droop.
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