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How do I manage my otosclerosis on a daily basis?

People with otosclerosis should make sure to keep medical appointments, such as appointments with otologist, otolaryngologist, and/or audiologist as required. This is because otosclerosis is a progressive (gradual) disease, and different degrees of hearing loss may require different treatments. For example, someone with more hearing loss from their otosclerosis may need surgery, while someone with less hearing loss may benefit from a hearing aid, or not need treatment at all for a while. Someone with tinnitus may need a hearing aid, white noise maker, or masker to help them with the noise produced by their tinnitus. Women who are pregnant and who notice a rapid change in their hearing ability should see their doctor as soon as possible, as pregnancy can make otosclerosis progress quickly.

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