Hearing improvement after stapedectomy: up to 19 years' follow-up period

J Laryngol Otol. 1986 Jan;100(1):1-7. doi: 10.1017/s0022215100098662.


The long-term results of 925 stapedectomies were analysed after a mean follow-up period of 15 years. Patients who had the operation before the age of 30 were analysed separately. The entire group deteriorated by an average of 0.91 dB/year at 500-2000 Hz, while the under-30 group deteriorated by 0.67 dB/year. There were but slight differences in the conductive component, considering frequencies and age. The perceptive loss/year was not far from that in a normal population.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Bone Conduction
  • Child
  • Deafness / etiology
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hearing*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Otosclerosis / surgery*
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Postoperative Period
  • Stapes Surgery*