Otosclerosis may slowly get worse. The condition may not require treatment until you having severe hearing problems.
Medications such as fluoride, calcium, or
A hearing aid may be used to treat the hearing loss. This will not cure or prevent hearing loss from getting worse, but may help relieve some of the symptoms.
Surgery to remove part of the ear (stapes) and replace it with a
Otosclerosis gets worse without treatment, but surgery may restore at least some hearing. Pain and dizziness related to surgery usually goes away within a few weeks.
To reduce the risk of complications after surgery:
- Do not blow your nose for 1 week after surgery.
- Avoid people with
respiratoryor other infections.
- Avoid bending, lifting, or straining, which may cause
- Avoid loud noises or sudden pressure changes such as scuba diving, flying, or driving in the mountains until healed.
If surgery is unsuccessful, total hearing loss may occur. Treatment then involves developing skills to cope with
- Complete deafness
- Nerve damage
- Infection, dizziness, pain, or
blood clotin the ear after surgery
Calling your health care provider
Call your health care provider if hearing loss occurs.
Call your health care provider if fever, ear pain, dizziness, or other symptoms develop after surgery.