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I have been diagnosed with otosclerosis about 5 years ago, I am now in my early 30s. My right ear is quite bad, I can't use it to speak on the phone and I always have to place myself in meeting rooms / social occasions so that people stand on my left side, otherwise I can't hear.
I had an appointment at the RNTNE hospital in Kings Cross London yesterday and decided to go ahead with a stapedectomy, it is going to be performed by Mr Lavy or someone in his team. Apparently they do about 60 a year. I am quite scared about the "1%" risk of total hearing loss and wondering if there is anybody unfortunate enough who had this happened. I can't really imagine what life would be like with total hearing loss in one ear especially if the other ear is going to get worse in time. However if there is a 95% chance of improvement (which I understand is their current success rate) I am willing to risk it. Has anyone had a stapedectomy at the RNTNE before, what was it like?
Best of luck to all
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