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Stapedotomy or Stapedectomy for Otosclerosis

Stapedotomy or Stapedectomy for Otosclerosis

USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery / Treatments / Stapedotomy or Stapedectomy for Otosclerosis

A hearing aid is almost always helpful and no further treatment is needed. However, in many cases, surgery is also an option. In an operation called a stapedotomy, the surgeon bypasses the diseased bone with a prosthetic device that allows sound waves to be passed to the inner ear. For otosclerosis, there is about a 90-95 percent chance of improving the hearing in the ear. There is a 1 percent chance of losing all hearing in the ear. There is a 5-10 percent chance of no change in the hearing.

The outpatient surgery usually can be performed under local or general anesthesia and is typically done in the operating room of a hospital. Hearing is usually regained quickly.

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Keck Medicine of USC
Univeristy of Southern California
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC is the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise, one of only two university-owned academic medical centers in the Los Angeles area.