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How do medications treat otosclerosis?

Hearing aids and surgery are the usual treatments for otosclerosis, although treatment is not always needed right away. Sometimes tinnitus, a symptom of otosclerosis where there is ringing, buzzing, or clicking in your ears, is treated with medications, although this is not always the case. Medications that may be used for tinnitus include tricyclic antidepressants (e.g. amitriptyline and nortriptylene), Alprazolam (Niravam, Xanax), and Acamprosate (Campral). These medications are used for different conditions and may have side effects, leading some people to choose a hearing aid, white-noise machine, or masking device instead.

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