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Are there alternative treatments for otosclerosis?

There are no alternative treatments for otosclerosis, but there are some alternative treatments for certain symptoms of the disease. For example, some people have tried acupuncture, zinc supplements, ginkgo (a herb used in alternative medicine), and hypnosis to treat their tinnitus symptoms. (Tinnitus is a ringing, buzzing, or clicking sound in the ears.) Some people with tinnitus benefit from counseling or support groups to help them learn to deal with their symptoms, and with the depression and anxiety that can sometimes accompany tinnitus. Not all people with tinnitus find it difficult to deal with their symptoms, but if tinnitus is interfering with your sleep, work, or life in general, you may find it helpful to consult your doctor about all the different options available to you.

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