Surgery for Hearing Loss

Our team of board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons is experienced in various procedures to address multiple forms of hearing loss. Whether it's repairing structural issues within the ear, such as the eardrum or ossicles (the tiny bones in the middle ear), or more complex surgeries like cochlear implants for sensorineural hearing loss, Southern ENT Associates is equipped to provide personalized care to address hearing loss with surgical intervention.

Types of Hearing Loss Surgeries

At Southern ENT Associates, we offer various surgical options to address different types of hearing loss. Each procedure is tailored to meet the specific needs of our patients, utilizing the latest advancements in medical technology and surgical techniques. Below are the main types of hearing repair surgeries we provide:


This surgery repairs holes or tears in the eardrum (tympanic membrane) that can cause hearing loss and recurring ear infections. The procedure involves grafting tissue over the perforation to allow it to heal properly and restore the integrity of the eardrum.


To repair or replace the ossicles (the tiny bones in the middle ear), this advanced surgery can improve conductive hearing loss caused by damage to these bones. The procedure may involve using prosthetic devices to replace the damaged bones and restore their function in transmitting sound.


Specifically designed for patients with otosclerosis, a condition that causes the stapes bone to become fixed and unable to vibrate. This surgery involves removing part or all of the immobilized stapes bone and replacing it with a prosthetic device to improve sound transmission to the inner ear.

Cholesteatoma Surgery:

Cholesteatoma is an abnormal skin growth in the middle ear behind the ear drum that can damage the ear's structures and lead to hearing loss. Surgery is required to remove the growth and repair any damage it has caused.

Cochlear Implants:

For patients with severe sensorineural hearing loss, cochlear implants can be a life-changing solution. This electronic device bypasses damaged parts of the inner ear and directly stimulates the auditory nerve, allowing the patient to perceive sound.

BAHA (Bone Anchored Hearing Aids):

Suitable for people with conductive hearing loss, single-sided deafness, or mixed hearing loss, this device is surgically implanted to conduct sound through the bone directly to the inner ear, providing an alternative pathway for sound transmission.

Each of these surgeries has its indications, benefits, and recovery processes. At Southern ENT Associates, our specialists are committed to providing a thorough evaluation and consultation to determine the most appropriate surgical option based on your individual condition.

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The Surgical Process

Evaluation and Diagnosis:

Our approach begins with a comprehensive assessment to diagnose the type and extent of your hearing loss. Using state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, we assess your hearing capabilities and ear health to determine the most effective treatment plan.

Personalized Treatment Planning:

Understanding that each patient's condition is unique, we work closely with you to discuss all available surgical options, the expected outcomes, and the recovery process. Our goal is to ensure that you are fully informed and comfortable with the decision-making process.

Advanced Surgical Techniques:

Our surgeons employ the latest surgical methods, including minimally invasive techniques where appropriate, to enhance recovery times and outcomes. Whether it's a procedure to repair the eardrum, surgery to replace or repair the ossicles, or the implantation of advanced hearing devices, you can trust in the expertise and precision of the Southern ENT Associates team.

Recovery and Rehabilitation

Post-surgical care is a critical component of your journey to improved hearing. Southern ENT Associates provides comprehensive aftercare instructions and support, including follow-up visits to monitor your recovery and adjust any hearing devices as needed. Rehabilitation, including auditory therapy, may also be recommended to maximize your hearing improvement.

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Why Choose Southern ENT Associates for Hearing Repair Surgery?

  • Expertise: Our surgeons are leaders in ENT surgery, with specialized training in hearing restoration procedures.
  • Compassionate Care: Our patient-first philosophy ensures that you feel supported when under our care, from diagnosis to recovery.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: Southern ENT Associates invests in the latest medical technologies to provide advanced diagnostic and surgical options.
  • Personalized Approach: You are unique, and we offer customized care from specialists, most of whom were born and raised in the local communities where they practice.

Taking the Next Step

If you or a loved one is experiencing hearing loss and exploring surgical options for repair, Southern ENT Associates is here to guide you through every step. With our commitment to excellence in medical and surgical care, we aim to restore your hearing and connection to the world around you.

With 6 convenient locations in Southern Louisiana, we make accessing the treatment you need easy.

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