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    What has your experience been with surgery for otosclerosis? I had a stapedotomy last week and am delighted with the results so far. I'm curious to know how long it took others to know what the final results were, any problems that arose, any tips on how to avoid problems, etc.
    Freq: Right Left
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    8000 9070

    Right: SRT=50 dB, WRS 92% at 70 dB
    Left: SRT=60 dB, WRS 80% at 80 dB

    Had stapedotomy on left ear in May, 2015. Prior to that had a severe/profound loss across all frequencies in my left ear.

    Widex220

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    Do you still wear HAs?

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    jeromeh, I was not wearing hearing aids before the surgery. I got my hearing aids (Widex Dream Fusion 220) this week, and I'm delighted with them.
    Freq: Right Left
    250 40 60
    500 50 65
    1000 50 60
    2000 45 45
    4000 65 70
    8000 9070

    Right: SRT=50 dB, WRS 92% at 70 dB
    Left: SRT=60 dB, WRS 80% at 80 dB

    Had stapedotomy on left ear in May, 2015. Prior to that had a severe/profound loss across all frequencies in my left ear.

    Widex220

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    I have had HAs before and after the surgery (almost one year day for day now). But I have never been completely satisfied with my fitting after the surgery. I find this surprising you wear HAs now that you should hear better. Is that in order to tone down loud sounds?

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    The numbers under Daisy's post indicate she still has serious loss. She is definitely being helped with aids. Such use would help her maintain a decent WRS. (word/speech recognition) She's said that the loss before was profound where an aid in that ear would not have helped.
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    I hope she isn't doing open domes

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    The fitter set me up with gumdrops. Are those a type of "mold?" They seem to fit fine.

    jeromeh, can you share your numbers from your audiogram? Did you have the surgery on one ear, or both?

    I have sensorineural loss in both ears which is independent of the otosclerosis in my left ear. That leaves me with a moderate-to-severe loss in both ears, so I need the aids.
    Freq: Right Left
    250 40 60
    500 50 65
    1000 50 60
    2000 45 45
    4000 65 70
    8000 9070

    Right: SRT=50 dB, WRS 92% at 70 dB
    Left: SRT=60 dB, WRS 80% at 80 dB

    Had stapedotomy on left ear in May, 2015. Prior to that had a severe/profound loss across all frequencies in my left ear.

    Widex220

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    find an audiologist you can trust
    Last edited by doubledown; 05-15-2016 at 12:03 AM.

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    Doubledown, no, the audi didn't mention that because I told her from the outset I don't have the money for all the bells and whistles. The 220s are more than I can really afford.
    Freq: Right Left
    250 40 60
    500 50 65
    1000 50 60
    2000 45 45
    4000 65 70
    8000 9070

    Right: SRT=50 dB, WRS 92% at 70 dB
    Left: SRT=60 dB, WRS 80% at 80 dB

    Had stapedotomy on left ear in May, 2015. Prior to that had a severe/profound loss across all frequencies in my left ear.

    Widex220

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    find an audiologist you can trust
    Last edited by doubledown; 05-15-2016 at 12:02 AM.

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