International guidelines on treating hearing loss associated with chronic otitis media (COM) are limited, even at country-specific level, leading to unequal care and differing outcomes across the world. Without standard clinical guidelines, individuals with COM who may benefit from a treatment will not receive it.
With the goal of addressing lack of awareness and improving literacy surrounding the treatment of COM-related hearing loss, an international group of clinical experts in the fields of otology were brought together to form the Healthy Hearing Ears Advisory Board, the steering committee of the Healthy Hearing Ears Initiative.
The Healthy Hearing Ears Initiative aims to increase awareness surrounding COM-related hearing loss via the latest clinical evidence to reach an agreed standard of care for individuals who suffer from chronic otitis media and hearing loss.
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Our systematic literature review reporting long‐term hearing outcomes and complications data on adult and pediatric patients with chronic otitis media that underwent a tympanoplasty has been published in Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology. This is the first time that experts from several continents have come together in order to create a document that reflects the status of … Continue reading Systematic Literature Review Published
The first Healthy Hearing Ears Seminar and panel discussion on the treatment outcomes of Chronic Otitis Media (COM) related hearing loss was held on October 1st 2020. We highlighted that restoring hearing in patients with COM is often overlooked when focus is placed on achieving a safe and dry ear. Good hearing is key to … Continue reading First Healthy Hearing Ears Seminar