... I think as well as the surgeon it does also depend on your history and any other possible problems to do with the ear. I'm 19 years old and had a stapedectomy in December. I have had problems with my ears since, well I was born. Before the stapedectomy I had moderate hearing loss in my right ear, and minor in my left. ... (8 replies)
... so sorry to hear about your husband but it is good that he is responding well to treatment. I used to work in a hospital with MRI scanners and it is amazing what they can do these days. More and more people are living longer after being diagnosed with all sorts of stuff. ... (70 replies)
... The differences are very minor but it has been indicated that Teflon titanium wire is slightly superior in closing the air-bone gap.
The results cannot be meaningfully compared to hearing with hearing aids as the sound that reaches the inner ear when using any kind of hearing aid is being processed and will for few more years sound artificial. The bone implants made of any... (33 replies)
... I have got my Surgery done in May 2009, and I'm 100% satisfied with the outcome and also with the services of my doctor Brad Hendricks from Palo Alto Medical Foundation. In 2007 I went to a Doctor in John Hopkins University Medical center and I was discouraged after going thru MRI & Audio test. The reason behind this is that if you can live with it, dont mess with it. As we... (51 replies)
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... And I had a shoulder MRI sometime after the first one, and it was safe. The MRI center checked with my doctor and looked it up. This last time, I got a card with all the information for future MRIs. ... (4 replies)
... Stapedectomy (Possible Ossicular Chain Reconstruction), Hearing Aids, or Nothing. Those are my options giving to me last Tuesday in Columbia, MO.
I'm an active 40yr old family man with no clue what to do. If I would put my hearing (right ear) on a scale from 1-100, I would rate it around 25 (with constant ringing). Knowing the risk of losing my hearing completely makes it... (4 replies)
... Anyway, did a CT scan and an MRI and the CT scan showed something that could be characterized as otosclerosis. ... (102 replies)
... Thanks for the information. I will certainly ask my doctor about my upcoming
MRI. I have had poor hearing for 15years and now that I can hear again it has literally changed my life. I do not want to back to that place ever again.
It got to the point I almost couldn't function at my job. I just hope this operation stays good for 20+years.
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... You should've gotten an MRI card showing info about your prostethisis. Now a days they are safe for MRI, and most titanium rods are clamp on real tight too. ... (4 replies)
... This post got my attention because I just had a Stapedectomy in January. ... (4 replies)
... steel one. He believes the MRI has wiggled the stapes loose. ... (4 replies)
... can't they find that out with an MRI before surgery? ... (9 replies)
... congenital and I've had hearing loss for most of my life, I would like a high resolution MRI or CTscan before surgery, but the doctor that diagnosed my condition told me that it won't show anything because the resolution is not high enough. ... (0 replies)
... of the original done last week, after getting a second opinion. I found out from the surgeon that I'm dealing with now that the surgeon who performed the second stapedectomy didn't believe I had otosclerosis. I was hot, and managed to contact the original hospital from 20 years ago. ... (13 replies)
... I was advised Stapedectomy 5 years ago but I chose hearing aids. ... (13 replies)
I have heard about that occurring and wondered if they say what causes it to move?? I do know that is one of the drawbacks for performing the surgery on children due to contact sports, etc. My father had it done back in the '80s and still has good hearing in that ear but needs to have the other ear done now.
Is there anything they tell you not to do after... (30 replies)
... I found out that I had otosclerosis when 40 years ago. I had a stapedectomy and, as I said, it lasted 8 years. I had another one done 2 weeks ago. An MRI showed that the prosthesis had just moved, which is quite unusual. I cannot tell you how happy I am now. No problem with the operation. ... (30 replies)
... Thanks for your response. I'm sorry to hear that your heartbeat symptom is worse now, that's really disappointing. If it's any consulation, I had the same tests (MRI, Catscan & ultrasound of cartoid artery) and they found no evidence of anything dangerous....my surgeon (I went ahead and had my stapedectomy on 9/23) said it is probably the result of an abnormality in the way... (6 replies)
... I actually had surgery three months ago, I was told that my heartbeat sound would go away after surgery. Well, it didn't.... it actually got much worse in my case. I had a CT scan done several weeks after surgery and everything looked fine with prosthesis so now we are waiting to see of after my ear heals more what happens, if it continues my doctor is recommending a MRI. I... (6 replies)