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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 57-60

Rehabilitative challenges in the bilateral aural stenosis post chronic suppurative otitis media surgery: A case study

Department of Audiology, Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped, NRC, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Madhumita James
AYJNIHH, NRC, Kasturba NIketan, Lajpat Nagar-II, New Delhi- 24
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.152869

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Introduction: Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is an infection characterized by recurrent ear discharge through a persistent tympanic membrane perforation. In cases such as these, an ASLP is concerned with early prevention, assessment and provision of suitable client based rehabilitation options. Case Report: A 3.5yrs old male with bilateral aural stenosis post CSOM surgery reported to clinic with a complaint of reduced hearing sensitivity to soft sounds with delayed in speech and language. A test battery approach for Audiological and Speech and Language evaluation was conducted. Recommendations and referrals were suggested at the end. Discussion: Regardless of all the restrictions, this study highlights the challenges encountered by an ASLP in dealing with post operative aural stenotic case. This case study highlights the occurrence of stenosis post surgery of bilateral CSOM, which is rarely found.

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