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I have been diagnosed with Otosclerosis in my right ear for over 10 years now. The condition was diagnosed whislt serving in HM Forces. There is no history of this condition inmy family and it therefore came as a surprise. I was initially offerd a hearing aid but unfortunately, it was of no use. In crowded rooms, in particular, social events, I struggle to hear a basic conversation.
I have now left HM Forces and have an ENT appointment shortly. Having read up on the condition on a number of sites, it appears that surgery may be a possible alternative. Why therefore, does the NHS not offer this alternative? I for one intend to request surgery - stapedectomy - and I would advise all sufferers to research the subject and if they feel that they qualify, demand surgery also.
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