Doctor Makes History With First-Ever Ear Transplant To Cure Deafness
… the outer ear to the inner ear. The middle ear consists of three bones: the hammer (malleus), the anvil (incus) and the stirrup (stapes), the oval window, the round window and the Eustrachian tube.
Hearing loss has long been accepted as part of the aging process. According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately one third of Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 suffer from hearing loss, and nearly half of those older than 75 have difficulty hearing. This new procedure offers hope for those suffering from hearing impairments.