Keywords : AB Gap
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 983-988
one of the primary causes of hearing loss. The current study was designed to evaluate the
improvement in hearing after tympanoplasty in CSOM patients who presented to a tertiary care
MaterialsAnd Methods: The current study was a prospective observational study that took
place in the department of ENT at Viswarabharathi Medical College and General Hospital
from March 2019 to February 2020. The study included 50 individuals who were clinically
diagnosed with chronic suppurative otitis media Tubotympanic type illness. Pre-operatively,
pure tone audiometry was performed, and hearing loss and the mean AB Gap were recorded.
Tympanoplasty type 1 was done with or without mastoidectomy. After 6 weeks, all of these
patients were followed up on and Pure tone audiometry was done. The outcomes of hearing
loss and mean AB Gap were compared to pre-operative data.