A Study to Evaluate Quality of Life Outcomes for Cholesteatoma


About this study

The purpose of this study is to determine the quality of life scores for patients that have undergone subtotal petrosectomy and ear canal closure for cholesteatoma and/or chronic otitis media utilizing two previously validated quality-of-life scales.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adults, ≥ 18 years of age.
  • Have undergone subtotal petrosectomy and ear canal closure with or without bone conduction hearing aid implantation for cholesteatoma/chronic otitis media since 1/1/2020.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Individuals < 18 years of age.
  • Subtotal petrosectomy and ear canal closure for other diagnoses, surgical intervention before 1/1/2000.
  • Patients who do not desire to complete the survey.
  • Patients who do not sign the study’s HIPAA Authorization form.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Matthew Carlson, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Amy Tuchscherer C.C.R.C.

(507) 538-6582


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