Otology implants, together with a range of specialized otological microsurgical instruments, form the basis of the our established business. Olympus ENT’s "Richards" line of products have been the market leaders for more than 46 years.
Middle Ear surgical procedures include:
- Tympanoplasty (reconstruction of the tympanic membrane using a graft)
- Cholesteatoma or granuloma (benign tumors) removal
- Carcinoid and adenoma (malignant tumors) removal
Stapedioplasty, which includes stapedotomy and stapedectomy, is a surgical procedure used to address a hearing loss that is usually caused by otosclerosis. This disease can cause a conductive hearing loss as it slowly and progressively immobilizes the Stapes bone, thus hindering the transmission of sound wave vibrations to the inner ear space.
Ossiculoplasty is a surgical process wherein there is a reconstruction of the ossicular chain. The reconstruction may involve one, two, or all three of the middle ear ossicules. The goal of the reconstruction is to reestablish a pathway for the conduction of sound wave vibrations from the Tympanic Membrane to the Oval Window (at the entrance to the inner ear).