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      Category : Health Centers > Ears and Hearing Disorders


Alternate Names : Otospongiosis

Otosclerosis | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the treatments for the condition?

Wearing a hearing aid can help improve hearing. There are surgical procedures as well that can bypass the affected bones. Fluoride tablets may help stabilize the condition and prevent further nerve damage.

What are the side effects of the treatments?

The side effects of hearing aids mostly involve irritation from wearing them. With surgery there is slight possibility of nerve deafness and taste disturbances. Temporary dizziness is frequent but usually resolves.

What happens after treatment for the condition?

Successful surgery usually, but not always, restores hearing.

How is the condition monitored?

Any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the healthcare provider.

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Author: Mark Loury, MD
Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Date Reviewed: 09/04/01

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