I had my surgery at Mass Eye and Ear. In my case it was to repair damage from an accident, not to fix otosclerosis and my result was not good. I did have some improvement to my hearing but still do not hear all that well. Otosclerosis is more straightforward than trying to figure out exactly how much damage I did and what could be repaired.
But, the surgical ward at Mass Eye and Ear was amazing. I was in and out in 6 hours and it was the first time I've been under anesthetic that I did not wake up crying and shaking.
I don't know Dr. Rauch, but you don't get on staff at Mass Eye and Ear if you're bad at what you do.
They're all highly trained and skilled in the Otology department there.
Lele, I do not advise landing on your head! It can seriously screw up your hearing!
Fell New Year's day 2011, had surgery 5/12/11 to fix the ossicular chain dislocation, I have a new stapes now.