Anyone Experience(d) Otitis Media with Effusion?

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  1. bamajazzlady

    bamajazzlady Mezzo Forte User

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    Anyone here experience(d) serous otitis media with effusion? I ask because due to my OME I won't be looking forward to trumpet lessons as my recurring symptoms since April may require at some point a tonsillectomy and tubes in both ears but currently I'm on more meds to continue treatment as my issue isn't acute.
     
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  2. gmonady

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    As a pediatrician, I have much experience with chronic effusions. Not sure the tonsillectomy will be of help in preventing future ear infections, but getting the tubes is a great idea. Good luck, and with the pressure relieved, you will play more comfortably. Now here is the issue, with the conductive hearing loss from the hole in your TM, you will likely hear yourself differently. You will most likely be able to adapt to this.
     
  3. TrumpetMD

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    Hi bamajazzlady. I got your PM about this thread.

    Sorry to hear about your problem. Keep us posted on your progress. I'm sure the information will help other trumpet players who may have to go through the same procedure.

    Gary's the pediatrician, so he sees a lot of this. But let me clarify his use of the term "conductive" hearing. Think of it as the transmission of sound through objects (like your eardrum). Any condition that alters these objects, can impact the transmission of sound waves. This is usually contrasted with "sensorineural" hearing, which is the transduction of sound through your nerves.

    Mike
     
  4. bamajazzlady

    bamajazzlady Mezzo Forte User

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    I'm due for a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy on 6/28. According to my consultation with my ENT 6/14 ear tubes aren't needed at moment.
     
  5. TrumpetMD

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    Hi,

    Speak to your ENT about "velopharyngeal insufficiency" after your surgery. This is a possibility after having your adenoids removed.

    Here is an old post of mine on this topic. Maybe others can share their experiences.

    http://www.trumpetmaster.com/vb/f131/incontinent-pallete-61407.html#post560792

    Best of luck with the surgery. Lots of ice cream and jello afterwards. :D

    Mike
     
  6. bamajazzlady

    bamajazzlady Mezzo Forte User

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    My surgeries were performed today and they were one day surgeries as in outpatient and all went well!
     
  7. SteveRicks

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    Glad to hear things went well.
     

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