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Fusion Of The Ear Bones

Overview

Bones of the inner ear are -- incus, malleus, and stapes bones that help in transmitting sound. Fusion of the ear bones is the joining of the incus, malleus, and stapes.


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Causes

Fusion may be caused by:

  • Birth defect
  • Infection
  • Injury

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Signs & Symptoms

Fusion of the bones leads to hearing loss, because the bones are not moving and vibrating in reaction to sound waves.

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Prevention

There is no prevention for congenital fusion of the bones for hearing. But by preventing aggressive ear infections especially the eardrums the disease can be prevented.


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Treatments
Surgical Modern Medicine

Surgical bypass of the fused bones is the only option for treating this disease.

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