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What does my pure tone audiogram indicate?

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Dr. Sumit Bhatti

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Posted on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: My daughter in law has decreased hearing in both ears ( about 60%). doctors tecommended operations on the hammer area, others say use hearing aides
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Answered by Dr. Sumit Bhatti 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Upload a PTA ( Pure Tone Audiogram)

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1. Kindly upload a recent PTA ( Pure Tone Audiogram).

2. If you have any clinical examination notes stating the condition of the ear drums, it will be helpful.

3. After this I will be able to guide you better.

I hope that I have answered your query. If you have any more questions I will be available to answer them.

Regards.
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Answered by Dr. Sumit Bhatti 14 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Otosclerosis.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1. The audiogram shows bilateral otosclerosis.

2. The choice of treatments are:
a. Medical treatment with sodium fluoride to prevent further deterioration.
b. Routine hearing aids.
c. Stapedectomy operation.
d. BAHA (Bone Anchored Hearing Aid).

3. There us usually a further decrease in hearing after pregnancy.

4. None of these treatments can reverse the otosclerotic process. They can only help the patient hear better.

I hope that I have answered your query. If you have any more questions I will be available to answer them.

Regards.
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