Because the successful surgery obviated the possibility that the patient might require the left OHD to overcome a conductive loss
in the right ear, the OHD abutment was removed in December 2013.
OtoStat provides an extended picture of conductive loss
due to otitis media effusion (OME) and indicates the severity of effusion so that patients can be correctly treated.
The most important input variables are conductive loss, sensorineural loss and age.
For example, normal earwax formation may block the hearing and can cause slight conductive loss with fuzzy intervals 0-4.
On the other hand, the conductive loss will be relatively large compared to the dielectric loss, so its influence on the transmission loss will increase.
Separating Transmission Loss into Dielectric and Conductive Loss
20 and 30 wt%), the main variable affecting the loss factor may be explained by the conductive loss
related to the first term (i.
The losses are generally bilateral and sensorineural, although there may be accompanying conductive loss
disrupts the transfer of sound waves from the external ear to the inner ear.
In the third patient, the air-bone gap had closed at 6 weeks, but at 6 months the conductive loss had returned.
Both experienced minimal improvement in their air-bone gaps but retained a mild to moderate conductive loss.
One case report did describe a conductive loss
in the presence of middle ear fluid, which improved following myringotomy and drainage of the ear.