Hi there, I would be interested to hear from Stapedectomy survivors about their experience of the recovery process. Had my packing removed today after 9 days and although slight improvement in hearing from pre-op condition, its not the miracle cure I was hoping for. That said, I do hear people say that the recovery takes weeks if not months.
Anyone else with a similar experience of initial minimal improvement that subsequently had a full or marked improvement in their hearing over time?
Slightly down at the hearing results so far
p.s. - anyone suffer from inner ear pressure problems? Bending down to tie shoe laces is real PAIN - bllodrush to head followed by pressure in ear that makes me think its about to burst! I have been advised not to fly for 6 weeks and so I know the drum must be sensitive, but I was really surprised at the PAIN when I bend down.