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27 Jan 2006

Loss of hearing linked to Sinus
Recently I started having temporary hearing loss on an on and off situation. I also suffer from Sinus which whas operated on over 10 years ago but is still a problem. I also snore when I'm asleep.
I went to see a doctor today who did ordered x-rays and from these he decided that he wanted to do surgery for DPP and Gromets. What are these? Is this the last resort which can give a permanent solution? What are the side-effects and how long do I have to be in hospital for? Most importantly are there any risks which I have to know of?
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01 Jan 0001

Dear mabale,
You probably get fluid in your middle ear that does not drain properly. Gromets are small plastic pipes that they put through the eardrum to aid the middle ear's drainage and let air into the middle ear. I am not sure what you mean by DPP. We see it often in children but adults can still have this condition - we call it "glue ear"
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