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I sure would like some opinions. My daughter is 22 and has been wearing hearing aids since the age of 7. She finally is considering the surgery and has it scheduled for August 9. She has no problems with hearing aids and hears well with them. She ice skates and is worried about balance after the surgery. She also plays violin and is worried about the music sounding different. The recovery time and the side effects from surgery is also a concern. Does anyone have any advice?
[QUOTE=momtobrittany;4783069]I sure would like some opinions. My daughter is 22 and has been wearing hearing aids since the age of 7. She finally is considering the surgery and has it scheduled for August 9. She has no problems with hearing aids and hears well with them. She ice skates and is worried about balance after the surgery. She also plays violin and is worried about the music sounding different. The recovery time and the side effects from surgery is also a concern. Does anyone have any advice?[/QUOTE]

I had the surgery to fix damage from a fall, I'm 47. In my case it was, well, not 100% successful but again mine was damage repair and not for otosclerosis. As for the balance issue, I have had zero balance issues since my surgery. The first day or two I was a little unsteady on my feet, but I was back at my desk job 4 days post-op, shopping at the grocery store on day 5. Some people are a bit unsteady but it normally lasts just one or two days. I had no dizziness.

My son is 17 and contemplating the surgery, he's had a unilateral loss in his left ear for 5 years that we know of. I think it goes back further than that. He has an aid but barely wears it as his loss is only one sided, his right ear hears perfectly. He does say that he can hear better overall with the aid in, but he likes the way things sound in his good ear better. Things will probably sound different to her at the very beginning, but at her age her brain will adjust very quickly to hearing without the aid.
[QUOTE=momtobrittany;4783069]I sure would like some opinions. My daughter is 22 and has been wearing hearing aids since the age of 7. She finally is considering the surgery and has it scheduled for August 9. She has no problems with hearing aids and hears well with them. She ice skates and is worried about balance after the surgery. She also plays violin and is worried about the music sounding different. The recovery time and the side effects from surgery is also a concern. Does anyone have any advice?[/QUOTE]

Hi!
I had my stapedectomy on 20th June after thinking about it for a long time.I decided to have surgery because my CIC hearing aid did not improve my severe hearing loss in left ear because moderate hearing loss in right ear does not help me in hearing better and I do not have a hearing aid for that.People around me do not know that I wear hearing aid in my left ear because it is not visible from outside.But when I started missing too much,then I was left with no option but to have a stapedectomy.
Even after this surgery, I am not sure whether my hearing will significantly improve or it will always stay there and I will not need a hearing aid.
Your daughter is very young and is wearing hearing aids and does not seem to have a problem with them and can hear well so why not wait a little longer for surgery because you can have surgery anytime in life but if the operation is not completely successful,then either she will have to continue with hearing aids with added fear of prosthesis developing problems and then the process cannot be reversed but now if hearing worsens,hearing aids can be changed or even at some point of time when doctors will start saying or assuring that now the surgery has become perfect and chances or failures have been eliminated, she can have surgery.You wanted an honest opinion so I have given mine because this is a very complex operation and does not guarantee success and at times results in more problems.





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