An ENT doctor or surgeon or healthcare provider who specializes in hearing can diagnose hearing loss or otosclerosis. 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. A patient will need a stapedectomy if he has otosclerosis.
Hearing aids and antibiotics may also patients suffering from conductive deafness if they want to avoid the surgical procedure. However, medications are only 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.