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Can hearing loss from otosclerosis be reversed?

Many times, hearing loss from otosclerosis can be reversed with surgery, although the reversal is not always complete. There is a slight risk, though, that if the surgery does not work, the person may become completely deaf. Using hearing aids can help people with otosclerosis to hear better, although the hearing aids do not change the reason behind the hearing loss (bone growth and, sometimes, hardening of the cilia). Since the degree of hearing loss people with otosclerosis experience varies, not everyone will need treatment. People may develop strategies, such as looking directly at others when they are speaking, to deal with minor degrees of hearing loss.

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