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    Old 04-30-2014, 01:53 PM   #1
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    Stapedectomy - Not good News

    I had my procedure on April 16 with ongoing ringing etc since. Yesterday I went back to my surgeon and had the packing removed followed by another hearing test only to be told the operation by all accounts went well and was a success except I now have 0% hearing in the operated ear.
    I meet again with him in 3 wks to discuss other options?????
    I'm gutted to say the least.
    Reading on these boards in the past 2 wks. I notice many others with the same complaint post surgery along with no hearing to speak of (Operated ear) and yet have been told by their specialists to hang in there.
    I don't know what to think. I have been given steroids to take which I will grab today to mop up the excess fluid the surgeon could see in the inner ear. Other than that can anyone elaborate on their own experience. Were you slow to gain your hearing back?
    Thanks.

     
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    Old 04-30-2014, 09:42 PM   #2
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    Re: Stapedectomy - Not good News

    Can you explain what excess fluid in the inner ear is and how the surgeon saw it? Thanks.

     
    Old 04-30-2014, 09:50 PM   #3
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    Just fluid he saw when he looked into my ear with his lens I guess. He says over time it is usually absorbed by the ear but the steroids were just to help it along as well as deal with the inflammation.

     
    Old 05-01-2014, 10:16 AM   #4
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    Re: Stapedectomy - Not good News

    [Ignore this: Double post.]

    Last edited by DaniESY; 05-01-2014 at 10:20 AM.

     
    Old 05-01-2014, 10:18 AM   #5
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    Re: Stapedectomy - Not good News

    For what it is worth, I have heard stories (including one from my otolarynologist) of people who came out of their surgeries with little to no hearing, only to have their ear abruptly "turn on" or "open up" weeks or months later. My surgeon said this was likely due to the fact that the prosthesis was not quite seated properly at first, but it eventually slipped into the right place for one reason or another.

    I don't know if that is helpful to you, but it explains why some folks often take a "wait and see" approach when it comes to aftercare and determining if a stapedectomy was ultimately successful.

     
    Old 05-02-2014, 12:27 AM   #6
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    Re: Stapedectomy - Not good News

    That is the line of thinking that I am holding onto Daniesy. Looking around the internet for more info I think its the total lack of sensory (nerve) hearing that may him driven my specialist to deem it being a failure. I'm not walking as drunk today but had a wide awake night with the steroids in me - them the breaks.

     
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