Tom Boismier boismier at
Mon Aug 5 06:41:56 EST 1996

In article <01bb80f0$b7e70e60$819354ce at 763361214>, rwishart at says...
>I suffer from otosclerosis.  I'm looking for information, preferably from
>someone who has had the operation, on a stapendectomy.  The side effects
>and the possibility of loosing my hearing altogether don't make the
>operation seem too appealing.

I would suggest that you ask your ENT what the hospital's long term success 
rate for the procedure is, then get a second opinion at another institution. 
Most surgeons don't mind either the question or the second opinion.

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