Hearing loss may result from a conductive cause (external or middle ear problem) or sensorineural cause (inner ear problem). Conductive hearing loss in children is usually due to ‘glue ear’ which may need treatment with an operation such as grommet insertion. A perforation in the ear drum may cause a hearing loss and so surgical repair by myringoplasty may improve hearing. The small bones within the middle ear form a very delicate structure and damage or disease affecting them will cause hearing loss – they can sometimes be repaired by surgery (ossiculoplasty or stapedectomy).
Mr Hollis works closely with the team of audiologists from Worcestershire Royal Hospital who are able to undertake hearing and complex balance testing. He is also able to arrange referral for tinnitus therapy and hearing aids.