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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 : Outpatient procedure done under local anesthesia with sedation to relax you. Takes about 30 minutes. Most common symptom after is dizziness which can be mild to severe and last a few days to a few weeks. Typically very successful surgery in improving hearing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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