Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Conductive Hearing Loss Home Care

Home care for otosclerosis includes:

  • Avoid exposure to loud noises.
  • Remove excessive earwax:
    • Use a home earwax removal kit.
    • Do not use cotton swabs in the ear canal.
  • Take prescribed medications as directed.
  • Use a hearing aid as directed.

Conductive Hearing Loss Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have otosclerosis and any of the following:

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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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