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Best hospitals and doctors for otosclerosis treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

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Diagnostic tests for Otosclerosis
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Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
 from  2296
General therapeutic rehabilitation
 from  337

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnostic tests for Otosclerosis
666
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
4881

Acibadem Healthcare Group Istanbul

8/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of Otolaryngology

Founded in 1991, Acibadem Healthcare Group has become one of the leading medical institutions not only in Turkey, but also worldwide. Acibadem has been showing rapid development for many years and currently comprises of 22 hospitals and 19 clinics in 5 countries (Turkey, Bulgaria, Holland, Macedonia and Northern Iraq).  &nb
Diagnostic tests for Otosclerosis
369
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
2723

Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10
location_onIsrael, Haifa

Department of Otolaryngology

Rambam Health Care Campus is the largest and the most advanced hospital in Northern Israel. Founded in 1938, the medical center has a long history and a rich experience in providing comprehensive medical services in all medical specialties. Ramdam serves over 2 million residents of the country, as well as the Israel Defense Forc
Diagnostic tests for Otosclerosis
785 help655
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
5923 help4923

Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Otolaryngology

Primus Super Speciality Hospital is a state-of-the-art multispecialty hospital located in New Delhi, which is the heart of India’s capital. It has been designed and constructed using the most advanced medical technology from all around the world. The infrastructure of the hospital and the quiet environment contribute to fa
Diagnostic tests for Otosclerosis
368 help304
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
2754 help2296

Leech Clinic Graz

9.2/10
location_onAustria, Graz

Department of Otolaryngology

Leech Clinic is a surgical clinic and a member of SANLAS Holding GmbH. “We are the Good Mood Clinic” is the slogan of the clinic, so our patients get specialist care and treatment all the way from a to Z in a friendly atmosphere.
Diagnostic tests for Otosclerosis
1107.4 help837
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
8484.2 help6428

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Diagnostic tests for Otosclerosis
652
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
4857

Samsung Medical Center Seoul

9.8/10
location_onSouth Korea, Seoul

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

The Samsung Medical Center was founded in 1994 and soon won the reputation of a medical facility of presidential standards, which it still preserves today. The hospital has 40 departments, 10 specialized centers and a huge Cancer Center with 655 beds. The medical facility is equipped with advanced equipment (for example, a 32-ch
Diagnostic tests for Otosclerosis
481.4 help404
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
3608 help2990

Clinic Générale Fribourg

8.5/10
location_onSwitzerland, Fribourg

Department of Otolaryngology

Medical tourism or a trip to another country to relax and solve some health problems, at the same time, enjoys great popularity now. The tourists of this type especially like Switzerland, because it offers a very high level of both rest and medical treatment. Clinique Generale has been servicing the residents of Fribourg for ove
Diagnostic tests for Otosclerosis
855
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
6311

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Otolaryngology, Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

The University Hospital Würzburg has been an institution of public law since 2006. It supports the Faculty of Medicine in its research and teaching. As the center of maximum medical care, the University Hospital provides its services to the region with 1,5 million people. The patients from far more distant regions and from
Diagnostic tests for Otosclerosis
600
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
4487

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Otolaryngology

The University Hospital Jena is a multidisciplinary medical faicility with a long history, 26 specialized departments and 25 research institutes. There are annually treated about 420,000 outpatients and 52,000 inpatients. The medical staff of the hospital is comprised of about 4,800 health workers. The hospital has high qua
Diagnostic tests for Otosclerosis
719
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
5150

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

University Hospital Erlangen is one of the leading university hospitals in Bavaria and offers advanced medicine, characterized by a tight integration of patient care with university research and teaching. It pursues a very innovative concept. The research results in Erlangen set new standards in the prevention, diagnosis and tre
Diagnostic tests for Otosclerosis
611
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
4487

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Otolaryngology and Head-Neck Surgery

The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) consists of more than 80 interdisciplinary cooperating departments, polyclinics and institutes within 14 medical centers. The Medical Center has over 1,346 beds. The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf annually treats about 92,000 inpatients and 291,000 outpatien
Diagnostic tests for Otosclerosis
837
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
6509

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Otolaryngology

Being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin and having a long experience, the Charite Hospital has gained wide recognition. It is regarded as one of the most research-intensive medical facilities in Germany and the largest university medical center in Europe. With more than 100 c
Diagnostic tests for Otosclerosis
926
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
7467

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Otolaryngology

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis. Highly profession
Diagnostic tests for Otosclerosis
587
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
4542

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

The University Hospital of Halle (Saale), abbreviated as UHH, combines modern medical institutions in a university rich in traditions. As the largest provider of health care services in the southern part of Saxony-Anhalt, the University Hospital has a wide range of specialized departments and institutions and ensures top-class m
Diagnostic tests for Otosclerosis
595
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
4533

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Otolaryngology

The University Hospital of Giessen and Marburg (UKGM) offers medical care, modern diagnosis and comprehensive treatment at the advanced international level. As a maximum care hospital, the UKGM covers the entire spectrum of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology up to trauma surgery and dentistry. The hospital is mainly focu
Diagnostic tests for Otosclerosis
537
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
4137

About the disease

The abnormal growth of bone means the middle ear is unable to vibrate in response to sound waves, thus restricting the hearing function. This condition usually develops in middle-aged people, but the onset of symptoms often begins while people are in their early 20s. It predominantly affects women and is also more common among Caucasians. Otosclerosis can be caused by a genetic predisposition; 60% of people with this condition have relatives who have also had a similar problem. Pregnancy increases the risk of developing it in future. Viral infections and measles are also risk factors of otosclerosis.

According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, 10% of Caucasians have some stage of otosclerosis during their life. It is much rarer in Asians and African Americans.  

The early stage of this disease, when hearing loss is mild, is called otospongiosis. Later on, the condition progresses and can result in tinnitus, which is ringing in the ears. Usually, hearing loss continues to develop until the sufferer reaches their 30s and then hearing becomes relatively stable. Very rarely, otosclerosis can result in deafness. In most cases though, patients are able to preserve their hearing function, but their sensory hearing is usually damaged.

Symptoms

  • Headaches
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Hearing loss

Diagnosis

  • Conductive hearing loss pattern is the first indicator that can help a doctor to make the right diagnosis. Loss of acoustic reflexes, which can be tested during a general examination by an otolaryngologist, is another common indicator.  
  • A hearing test, which should be repeated every second or third month, can also determine whether the patient is gradually losing their hearing.
  • An audiogram can precisely assess a person’s hearing ability. During this procedure, the patient wears headphones which send sound signals right into the ear. The volume of these signals is adapted to the patient’s ability to hear them. 
  • A CT scan can produce an image of the patient’s inner ear.

Treatment

  • Medical treatment is recommended before undergoing surgery, to slow down the rate of hearing loss. This includes nutritional supplements of sodium fluoride.
  • Stapes surgery includes the implantation of a prosthesis that enables sound vibrations to pass from the eardrum to the inner fluids, thus restoring the hearing function. The surgeon makes a small incision behind the ear in order to access the inner ear. The eardrum is pushed forward and the immobilized stapes bone is removed, allowing a metal or platinum prosthesis to be implanted in its place.

Overall, Stapes surgery is considered to be very safe with 90% of cases being successful. You will even be able to fly on an airplane three weeks after surgery. Other options apart from surgery include a temporal bone implant or external hearing aids.  




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