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Can I go deaf from otosclerosis?

Since otosclerosis is progressive, it is possible that you may lose a large amount of your hearing to the disease over time. Surgery and hearing aids can often help restore at least a partial amount of your hearing. It is important to mention any signs of hearing loss to your doctor. Since the bone growth associated with otosclerosis can return, it is also important to have follow-up appointments after treatment.

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