A patient will need a stapedectomy if he has otosclerosis. It is diagnosed by healthcare providers who specialize in hearing or an ENT specialist. The doctor may conduct hearing tests that measure hearing sensitivity and middle-ear sound conduction. Sometimes, imaging tests such as a CT scan are also used to diagnose otosclerosis.
Hearing aids and antibiotics may also patients suffering from conductive deafness if they want to avoid the surgical procedure. However, they are a temporary solution. For a better and long-term cure, a surgeon can remove the unusual growth on bone and insert a tiny implant. For cases where the condition is severe, the entire stapes bone is taken out and replaced with a small prosthesis. This procedure is called a Stapedectomy.