Is there any treatment for tympanosclerosis other than surgery?

Question: Is there any Tympanosclerosis treatment other than surgery? Is there any new and recent Tympanoplasty techniques (like laser or other) that are more practical and easier? What about success rates and possibilities of hearing loss restoration? And what about potential approximate costs for such surgery?

Answer:

Tympanosclerosis is an invasive form of scar tissue that follows infection(s) in the ear.  At times it can cause significant hearing loss.  Although not universal, many cases can be repaired surgically and hearing restored using modern techniques possibly with a laser Tympanosclerosis treatment.

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Neil Sperling, MD
Associate Professor, Dept of Otolaryngology