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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.

Cost for treatment

Diagnostic tests for Otosclerosis
 from  1147
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
 from  5577
General therapeutic rehabilitation
 from  537

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
1554
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
9034

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
1230
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
6484

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
1690 help1560
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
10275 help9275

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
1222 help1158
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
6067 help5609

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
1957.4 help1687
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
12816.2 help10760

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
1517
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
8870

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
1445.4 help1368
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
7910 help7292

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
1705
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
10632

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnostic tests for Otosclerosis
1450
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
8437

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Diagnostic tests for Otosclerosis
1687
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
10650

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnostic tests for Otosclerosis
1569
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
9231

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the leading medical facilities in Bavaria and offers the highest level of medical care, which is characterized by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medi
Diagnostic tests for Otosclerosis
1507
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
8568

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 in Germany 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
Diagnostic tests for Otosclerosis
1776
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
11890

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Diagnostic tests for Otosclerosis
1437
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
8249

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Diagnostic tests for Otosclerosis
1563
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
9306

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnostic tests for Otosclerosis
1445
Treatment of otosclerosis with stapes replacement
8092

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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