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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 9, Issue 3, January 2014 pp 343-345

Research Article

One Year Follow up Study on Audiological Profile in Chronic Otitis Media Patients, After ‘Type 1 Tympanoplasty’


Suresh Palukuri1, Venu Gopala Raju S. V.2

{1Assistant Professor, Department of ENT}{2Associate Professor, Department of Physiology}

Katuri Medical College and Hospital, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.

Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.



Introduction: Chronic otitis media with or without cholesteatoma is a persistent disease, which can cause severe destruction of the middle ear and mastoid and lead to irreversible sequelae. Our study was aimed to evaluate in detail the otological and audiological profile both pre and post operatively in chronic otitis media to assess the benefit of surgery with respect to hearing and graft takeup in a teaching hospital. Materials and Methods: Our study comprised of 30 chronic otitis media patients. The surgical benefit (Tympanoplasty, type 1) was assessed in the follow up at 3 months, 6 months and 1 year by Otoscopy and Pure tone Audiometry. Results: Air bone gap closure at the end of 1 year, below 10 db was achieved in 73% of patients, between 11-20 db was achieved in 27% of patients and graft was taken up in 90 % of patients. Conclusions: Air bone gap closure rate and graft take up rate in tympanoplasty type 1 are in accordance with other studies.