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expand iconCan otosclerosis cause headaches?

A few medical reports stated that otosclerosis may cause headaches, but more research is required to confirm it. However, if you wish to know more details about otosclerosis, you can visit Pristyn Care.

expand iconDoes otosclerosis affect both ears?
expand iconWhat type of hearing loss can be caused by otosclerosis?
expand iconAre there any risks associated with stapedectomy?
expand iconWhat are the common causes of otosclerosis?

A few of the common causes of otosclerosis are: ||Hereditary or genetic disorders ||Fracture of the stapes bone ||Weak immune system ||Pregnancy or measles

expand iconWhat happens in otosclerosis?

Otosclerosis is an ear condition where a small bone called stapes get stuck in one place and not able to move. Stapes bone helps in the conduction of sound vibrations to the inner ear. And due to otosclerosis, you can suffer from hearing loss as stapes bone is immobile.

expand iconWhat are the symptoms of otosclerosis?
expand iconHow to treat otosclerosis?

Usually, mild otosclerosis can be treated with a hearing aid, but surgery is the best way to get treated for your otosclerosis. This surgery is called a stapedectomy, where the ENT doctor will insert a prosthetic device into the middle ear to bypass the abnormal bone and helps in promoting the sound waves to travel to the inner ear and restore hearing.

expand iconWhat are the alternatives for stapedectomy?
expand iconHow is otosclerosis diagnosed?

ENT doctors can diagnose your otosclerosis using any of the following tests: ||CT-scan ||Physical examination of your ear ||Hearing tests

expand iconIs otosclerosis hereditary?

Some medical researchers suggest that otosclerosis can be linked in some way to genetics and consider it is a genetic disorder. However, more research needs to be carried to know exactly how otosclerosis is caused and whether it is hereditary.

expand iconWhat happens if otosclerosis is left untreated?

Leaving otosclerosis untreated can lead to total deafness or permanent hearing loss. So it is advised not to leave otosclerosis untreated. To undergo the best and safest surgical procedure for your otosclerosis, you can visit Pristyn Care.

expand iconHow long does it take to complete a stapedectomy?

ENT surgeons may take around 60 to 180 minutes to complete the stapedectomy. However, this duration changes depending on factors like the overall health condition of the patient, the presence of underlying ear disease, and the complexity of the surgery.

expand iconWhat are the benefits of stapedectomy?

The benefits of stapedectomy are listed below. ||Improvement in hearing ||No need to wear any hearing assist devices ||If you wish to undergo the best and safest stapedectomy in your nearest location, book an appointment with the ENT doctors of Pristyn Care.

expand iconWhat is the difference between otosclerosis and osteosclerosis?

Otosclerosis is a condition caused by the immobility of stapes bone. And osteosclerosis is a disorder that is characterized by abnormal hardening of bone and an elevation in bone density.

expand iconWhat is the difference between Stapedectomy and Stapedotomy?
expand iconWhat are the do's and dont's after a stapedectomy?

A few of the do’s and don’ts after stapedectomy are: ||Eat healthy fruits and vegetables ||Drink plenty of water ||Avoid sudden head movements ||Sneeze through open mouth for two [2] weeks ||No nose blowing for a minimum of two [2] weeks ||Avoid lifting weights, straining, and bending for two [2] weeks after the surgery

expand iconIs stapedectomy effective in treating otosclerosis?

Yes, stapedectomy is one of the most effective ways to treat otosclerosis. It helps in maximizing the quality of life and minimizes patient cost. To undergo the safest stapedectomy, you can visit Pristyn Care.

expand iconDoes my insurance cover stapedectomy?

Yes, stapedectomy can be covered under your insurance. However, it depends on what type of insurance you choose and from where you opted for it.

expand iconAm I eligible to undergo a stapedectomy?

If you are suffering from a significant hearing loss due to otosclerosis. you are eligible or an ideal candidate to undergo a stapedectomy. However, your ENT doctor will examine your ear conditions dn will determine whether you need a stapedectomy or not.

expand iconWhat is the cost of stapedectomy in India?

In India, the cost of stapedectomy can range between Rs.20,000 to Rs.1,50,000. However, this price range can change due to factors like: ||The consultation free of the ENT doctor ||Type of implants used ||The cost of diagnostic and laboratory tests ||Amount to be paid for medications and follow-up session [pre & post surgical care]

expand iconWhat is the success rate of stapedectomy?

The success rate of Stapedectomy can range around 85% to 90%. But this is subject to change depending on multiple factors such as: ||Overall health condition of the patient ||Presence of underlying ear disease ||Post-surgical care taken by the patient

expand iconHow long does it take to recover from stapedectomy?

Individuals who undergo stapedectomy can take around 2-3 weeks to return to their normal activities. However, one may take 1-2 months to recover completely from stapedectomy.