HI Mandie -
Hey, just wanted to reassure you!!
My dad had the otoschlerosis here about 10 years ago, and his surgery went fine... (oddly enough, he ended up with shingles near his ears, and when doctor looked at his ears, he asked my dad if he had a stapendectomy? and said that whoever did it did a great job.). I've got relatives who have had the surgeries and they all hear better than me. I suppose I could yet get it, but for now my main deafness is related to Rh blood factor incompatibilities.
Here's some links you might want to check out:
Association of Late Deafened Adults www.alda.org/
Hearing Loss Association of America www.hearingloss.org
National Cued Speech Associationwww.cuedspeech.org
Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losseswww.amphl.org
National Association of the Deafwww.nad.org
Hope these links will have information of interest to you and help reassure your fears. Hearing loss may not be convenient and may be disruptive to your life (at least for awhile) but after awhile you may realize that the situation could be far worse. I realize it might be "easy" for me to say this since I was hard of hearing since early infancy when my deafness evidently began (parents didn't know about the Rh blood factor incompatibility until about 11 years after my birth. Long story!!). But then again, I've never been in your shoes facing a possible sudden hearing loss - although - as an adult, my hearing has continued to decline significantly and now my left ear is considered severe to profoundly deaf and my right ear is catching up rapidly.
Anyway - feel free to ask questions!! There aren't any silly questions, except the ones that you don't ask!
Edited by: PROVERBS31JULIA at: 8/18/2013 (19:43)
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