Aural Atresia of the External Ear Workup

Updated: Nov 04, 2018
  • Author: Stephen S Park, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Imaging Studies

Atresia repair candidacy is dictated largely by radiographic findings of the middle ear space, and a temporal bone CT scan is essential in the future.


Other Tests

Formal audiography is prudent to document the level of hearing of both the microtic and uninvolved ear. A patient with bilateral atresia requires a bone conduction hearing aid that is placed as soon as possible and replaced often during infancy for speech and language development. [15]