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While there is no known cure for otosclerosis, there are treatments available that can slow, or halt the progression of hearing loss. Medications such as sodium fluoride, calcium, or vitamin D, may be helpful, but the benefits have not been proven. Over time, if otosclerosis substantially impacts hearing, a hearing aid can be used to compensate for hearing loss.
Hearing aids will not cure or prevent further hearing loss, but they can help to make you hear better, and improve your quality of life. For people who suffer from significant hearing loss from otosclerosis, the primary treatment is a surgical procedure called a Stapedotomy. Stapedotomy surgery involves removing a portion the stapes bone, and replacing it with a prosthesis. Once the prosthesis is in place, sound vibrations can once again pass to the inner ear, to improve hearing. The treatment plan that’s best for you will depend on the type of otosclerosis you have, how far it has advanced, and your general health. You and your doctor will decide on the best treatment for your hearing loss.