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What are treatments for canal dehiscence syndrome?

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It’s a rare disorder that affects your balance and hearing. It happens when you have a hole or a very thin place in the bone in your ear that helps your body balance itself. If your symptoms are minor, you may be able to simply avoid triggers, such as loud noises or altitude changes. If you have hearing loss, you doctor may suggest hearing aids.

Surgery may be needed if your symptoms are severe. The most common operation is called middle cranial fossa approach. A doctor takes some of your tissue or a small piece of bone from your skull and plugs the hole.

SOURCES:

Adult and Pediatric Otology and Neurotology: "Superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome."

American Speech Language Hearing Association: "Superior Canal Dehiscence."

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center: "Superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery: Recent Findings."

Kids Health: "Your Ears."

Medscape: "Superior Canal Dehiscence."

Vestibular Disorders Association: "How Are Vestibular Disorders Diagnosed?" "Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence (SSCD)."

Reviewed by Shelley A. Borgia on August 17, 2018

SOURCES:

Adult and Pediatric Otology and Neurotology: "Superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome."

American Speech Language Hearing Association: "Superior Canal Dehiscence."

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center: "Superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery: Recent Findings."

Kids Health: "Your Ears."

Medscape: "Superior Canal Dehiscence."

Vestibular Disorders Association: "How Are Vestibular Disorders Diagnosed?" "Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence (SSCD)."

Reviewed by Shelley A. Borgia on August 17, 2018

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