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Stapedectomy surgery for hearing loss caused by otosclerosis

Gregory J. Artz, MD, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, discusses otosclerosis, one of the most common causes of hereditary conductive hearing loss and stapedectomy, the procedure used to treat it.

References and Resources
Luntz M. et al. Hearing rehabilitation counseling for patients with otosclerosis-related hearing loss. Otol Neurotol. 2009 Jan 27.

Karimi YA et al. Improvement of bone conduction after stapes surgery in otosclerosis patients with mixed hearing loss depending from surgical technique. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2009 Feb 10 (Epub ahead of print) PMID19205715