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Over one month after stapedectomy - hearing is deteriorating

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Old 03-21-2013, 02:06 AM   #16
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Re: Over one month after stapedectomy - hearing is deteriorating

Originally Posted by Nickle1 View Post
Hi Christine
So glad everything went well. I am flying from Australia to the US soon and will be making 4 internal flights in the US. This will be the ultimate test 11 weeks post op!! I will let you know how I go.
I went to the Audiologist this week - great news - my operated ear is now in the normal range!!
Hi Nickle, I am new here. I am glad your operation went well. I was wondering if you had any trouble with flying from Australia to us? I hope everything went well. it will be very grateful if you can give an update.
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:51 PM   #17
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Re: Over one month after stapedectomy - hearing is deteriorating

This is 15days and I am still clogged up really bad tinnitus of rushing and bass sound like gnnnnn.. hearing less than before the surgery should I be worried ? I may also fly 2 months after operation.. any advise please ?

Old 01-11-2015, 12:18 AM   #18
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I recently had Stepdectomy surgery right ear, my age 46 on 6th jan 15 in mumbai India and now its a 5th day under healing process, have stopped antibiotics yest night last dose. Feeling right now positive though little difference in hearing, tomorow visiting doc for some treatment as the ear is covered and filled with cotton. Will let yuu know further progress for the treatment.

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Re: Over one month after stapedectomy - hearing is deteriorating

Originally Posted by fidanm6163 View Post
My husband, 44 years old, suffering from otosclerosis, had stapedectomy on his right ear in 1993. At that time he was recommended to operate the second ear after one years break but he did not. His right ear hears OK but is slightly deteriorating over years.

Lately his left ear has gone so much worse that he decided to go for another stapedectomy. We had him operated 21st December 2011. CT scan & surgery discovered that his nerve is by birth is not in the bony canal. Nevertheless the doctor still managed to place the piston at a slightly different angle.

A week after surgery he got 'super' hearing telling he could hear every bird on the tree.

After 25 days after surgery my husband had to fly a 3 + 9 hours flight

Now we are 1 month and 10 days after surgery and the hearing in his freshly operated ear has gone worse than what it was before teh surgery, at least that is what he feels.

Can you please help with opinions and/or similar experiences. I read in the internet that its too early to jump into conslusion until 3 months after surgery...Negative internet finding describe some stape slips & nerve damage in other patients.

Doctor says this is NOT normal and probably happened because of the flight. He suggests we need to give it some time and see what happens.

Do you think we are running into a danger of hearing loss in the operated ear? I heard there is only 1% chance of losing hearing after stapedectomy...Is it possible to use hearing aid in such cases?

We are positive and full of hope but quite worried as to what to expect. Will highly appreciate your help and time you are going to spend to answer us.
I travelled by air after 4 months of Stapedectomy and lost hearing in operated ear and to be honest now it is MUCH worse than before and even my hearing aid is of no use.I have profound hearing loss in the operated ear which was moderately severe before operation.Actually I would recommend that people should not get stapedectomy conducted because natural ears even with minimal hearing are a lot better than operated ear because you can at least hear by using some instrument, aid, headphones,or by keeping volume of your phone high but after this highly risky operation, you will be extremely unhappy when you will not be able to hear at all.

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