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Does otosclerosis usually have many symptoms?

Does otosclerosis usually have many symptoms?

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

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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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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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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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 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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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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What do you suggest if my child aged 25 years diagonised otosclerosis.?

What do you suggest if my child aged 25 years diagonised otosclerosis.?

Ear: Options are to observe with hearing tests each year or so; hearing aids or stapedectomy. Depends on how bad the hearing is. Although the diagnosis is made on a hearing test, Ct scans of the ear are often done to confirm it. ...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