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How is severe otosclerosis treated?

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If your hearing loss is serious or gets worse, your doctor may recommend a surgery called a stapedectomy. With this procedure, a surgeon puts a device in your middle ear that moves the stuck stapes bone, letting sound waves travel to your inner ear so you can hear better.

A stapedectomy can help some people. But like all types of surgery, it has risks. In rare cases, it can make hearing loss worse.

From: What Is Otosclerosis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: "Otosclerosis."

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "What You Should Know About Otosclerosis."

American Hearing Research Foundation: "Otosclerosis."

Reviewed by William Blahd on January 25, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: "Otosclerosis."

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "What You Should Know About Otosclerosis."

American Hearing Research Foundation: "Otosclerosis."

Reviewed by William Blahd on January 25, 2017

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