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Dr. Jed Kwartler
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Otosclerosis (Overview)

This is a condition of abnormal bone maturation which most commonly affects the base/footplate of the third ear bone or stapes. It fixes it so it can't vibrate leading to a conductive hearing loss.


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What are the tests for otosclerosis?

What are the tests for otosclerosis?

Otosclerosis : Usually all you need is a physical exam of the ears and a hearing test. Occasionally a ct scan of the ear might be ordered. ...Read more

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Dr. Jed Kwartler
38 doctors shared insights

Otosclerosis (Overview)

This is a condition of abnormal bone maturation which most commonly affects the base/footplate of the third ear bone or stapes. It fixes it so it can't vibrate leading to a conductive hearing loss.


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How do you best treat otosclerosis?

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

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Are there any natural therapy for otosclerosis?

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

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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What exactly is otosclerosis?

What exactly is 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

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Having otosclerosis help please?

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

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How do you best treat otosclerosis?

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

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What are the tests for otosclerosis?

Otosclerosis : Usually all you need is a physical exam of the ears and a hearing test. Occasionally a ct scan of the ear might be ordered. ...Read more

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