Treatment Options for Otosclerosis include Hearing Aids and Surgery.
Hearing aids work to increase the sound levels presented to the ear to overcome the conductive hearing loss and make sounds available at more normalized levels.
Surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia. Depending on the size and shape of the ear canal, surgery can often be performed with a single small incision hidden inside the ear canal. The eardrum is lifted to access the middle ear bones. A prosthesis is positioned to restore the connection between the mobile hearing bones and the inner ear. The eardrum is then repositioned and secured in place with some tiny pieces of absorbable packing sponge.