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Are there any natural therapy for otosclerosis?

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

Dr. Jed Kwartler
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Otosclerosis (Definition)

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 ...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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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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What is a stapendectomy for otosclerosis like?

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 more

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Otosclerosis,what was the point of the surgery?

Otosclerosis: What do you mean? Did you not have a conversation with your surgeon? The point is to improve the hearing. ...Read more

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If I have problem in otosclerosis, does it affect the eardrum?

If I have problem in otosclerosis, does it affect the eardrum?

Otosclerosis: Otosclerosis is a problem with the third ear bone called the stapes. It does not involve the ear drum ever. ...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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What is the definition or description of: otosclerosis?

Otosclerosis : 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. ...Read more

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What is a otosclerosis surgery?

What is a otosclerosis surgery?

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