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How can my hearing problem be solved through surgery ?

sir , i am a patient of otosclerosis from my left ear and i an deaf from my right ear , i am using hearing aid in my left ear but i am not satisfied with hearing aid so i want to have surgery . please please reply.......for this i will be thankful to you.
Asked On : Wed, 8 Feb 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi Naveen,
Stapedectomy(for otosclerosis) is an outpatient surgical procedure done under local or general anesthesia. The surgeon performs the surgery through the ear canal with an operating microscope. It involves removing part or all of the immobilized stapes bone and replacing it with a prosthetic device. Modern-day stapedectomy has been performed since 1956 with a success rate of approximately 90 percent. In rare cases (about one percent of surgeries), the procedure may worsen hearing.
Normal activities are usually resumed two to four weeks after surgery.
Good luck and good health to you.
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ENT Specialist Dr. Sreenivas's  Response
hi naveen,
if the other ear is DEAF, its preferable to use a hearing aid, if you are not satisfied with the present hearing aid, go for a digital programmable hearing aid which you can modify yourself based on the surrounding noise level.
post your audiometry findings for a review
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