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Medicine For Otosclerosis
Otosclerosis: Otosclerosis generally equals stiffening of the ear bones by depositing bone around the oval window / stapes (inner of the three ear bones). This stiffens the joint, leading to worsening of hearing over time. Also, bone may be deposited around the cochler (inner ear) and contribute to additional hearing loss. If you have otosclerosis, I presume this means you have seen an ent. ...Read more
Surgery: Depending on the amount of conductive hearing loss you have, the only treatment is surgical removal of the stapes bone and insertion of a prosthesis. If the conductive loss is greater than 35 dB, I would recommend stapedectomy by an experienced otologist. There is, however, a 1% chance of a poor result. However, otosclerosis is a progressive disease. ...Read more
Otosclerosis: Besides doing nothing since it is not a life threatening condition, treatment is either with a hearing aid or with surgery called a stapedectomy. This is done as an outpatient procedure under local anesthetic and takes about 30 minutes, and is highly successful in improving hearing. ...Read more
Mainly hearing loss.: The primary symptom is a gradually worsening hearing loss that occurs in one or both ears over many years. As hearing loss progresses, ringing or similar noise in the ears (tinnitus) may also worsen. A small percentage of patients may also suffer from episodes of vertigo/dizziness; however, most patients only experience the hearing loss from otosclerosis. ...Read more
Otosclerosis surgery: Surgery to help hearing in otosclerosis generally bypasses the stiffening of the ear bones. Usually, the joint between the incus / stapes is cut, a small window is made through the stapes footplate with a laser, then a very small piston is inserted between the incus and the stapes footplate. ...Read more
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See answer: Other than possibly sodium fluoride, there are no proven, evidence-based natural or homeopathic treatment alternatives for otosclerosis. However, alternative treatments have been used for such symptoms of otosclerosis as tinnitus: acupuncture, zinc supplements, ginkgo, hypnosis, and hearing therapy. Observation, hearing aids, and surgery are the standard treatments. ...Read more
Otosclerosis: Otosclerosis is a problem with the third ear bone called the stapes. It does not involve the ear drum ever. ...Read more
I did otosclerosis surgey in left year my hearing come back to normal about 90% but the tinnitus become louder, what could be my problem?
Progression?: Unfortunately otosclerosis is a progressive disease. Classically it causes a conductive hearing loss to bony changes in the middle ear. It can also cause changes in the inner ear - cochlear otosclerosis. This can cause sensorineural hearing loss and this can increase tinnitus. I suggest you return to your ear surgeon for a post op follow up. ...Read more
1 month ago had cold and left ear's still plugged. Got audigram that showed low freq in 50 dB, january were 15-20. Could this be otosclerosis or cold?
Viral infection: If the left ear plugging or hearing loss started with a cold why would you think of otosclerosis. If a competent doctor observes the ear drum and there is fluid in the middle ear, then a drainage procedure can cure you. Middle ear fluid can also cause a low frequency conductive hearing loss. Otosclerosis or stapes fixation occurs over many months or years. See and ENT doctor. ...Read more
I've otosclerosis. I am 39 weeks pregnant n the hearing has worsened. Will an induced delivery worsen otosclerosis?
Stapedectomy 8y ago w/ great results. Now left ear's plugged 1 month after cold, audiogram 50 db in low freq (january were 10). Is otosclerosis back?
Probably not: I'm assuming the issues are with the operated ear, not the other ear. If the hearing decreased fairly rapidly with a cold and still feels plugged, and if your hearing loss is a conductive one (should be able to tell on audiogram), then it's likely fluid under the eardrum. If your ENT does not see any fluid, there could be a problem with the prosthesis having separated/eroded through the incus. ...Read more
I have been told I have otosclerosis in both ears with 15% hearing loss I have constant pain in both ears would hearing aids help?
I've been told I have otosclerosis and have too have hearing aids as I have 15% hearing loss in both ears I am in constant pain with earache with it?
Need specialist eval: Your complaints of pain would not be due to otosclerosis. You need an ear nose and throat specialist evaluation to determine the cause of your pain. It could be inflammation, infection, eustachian tube dysfunction, cholesteotoma or a host of other possible causes. Sorry the centers not more helpful. Best of luck Dr. R ...Read more
Blood normal, CT scan otosclerosis plaque showed in left ear, would this cause dizziness, fever, fatigue? What is otosclerosis plaque?
Otosclerosis: See a board certified otolaryngologist to evaluate the otosclerosis. It can cause hearing issues. ...Read more