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What is Otosclerosis? (Definition, Symptoms, and Treatment Options)

By:
inboundMed
February 05, 2019
March 11, 2019 08:42 PM
hearing loss, otosclerosis

Otosclerosis is a condition that can lead to hearing loss. It occurs when your small bone in the middle ear (stapes) becomes stuck in place. Frequently, this occurs when your middle ear bone tissue grows around your stapes in a manner it shouldn't. Your stapes bone needs to vibrate in order for you to hear properly. When it doesn't, sound can't travel to your inner ear from your middle ear, and it makes it difficult for you to hear.… Read More

What is a Stapedectomy Surgery? (Indications, Procedure, Side Effects, and Recovery)

By:
Chuck Leider
July 06, 2018
March 19, 2019 04:42 PM
otosclerosis, stapedectomy

If you've been diagnosed with otosclerosis, your doctor may recommend stapedectomy surgery. Otosclerosis is a self-limited bone growth in one or both ears that can cause hearing difficulty. As the bone growth becomes larger it can lead to progressive hearing loss. To avoid this, you may want to consider having the stapedectomy procedure done.… Read More

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