Thank you for your query.
1. The healing time after a Tympanoplasty
is 4-6 weeks.
2. If a lot of gelfoam (self absorbable) packing has been done in the middle ear, it may take longer to hear. This is normal.
3. The tinnitus
(sound in the ear) may be due to the temporary conductive hearing loss
due to the gelfoam packing. Do you have access to the operative notes? Was silastic used?
4. If the hearing loss persisits after a few weeks, get a PTA (Pure Tone Audiometry
) and an Impedance Audiometry (Tympanometry
) done and share the reports here for further advice.