Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Conductive Hearing Loss Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of otosclerosis.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
    • Do I need a hearing aid?
    • Is surgery an option for me?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • Do I need medication?
    • How long will I be on medication?
    • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
    • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
    • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Will I need to learn how to read lips?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk of hearing loss?
  • Are my children at risk for this condition?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

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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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PubMed Conductive Hearing Loss References
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