The cochlear component in operated otosclerosis after a mean period of 16 years. A follow-up study

Audiology. 1980;19(1):101-4. doi: 10.3109/00206098009072653.


107 patients operated on for otosclerosis were studied after an average of 16 years after the operation. The mean age-corrected bone thresholds measured after the postoperative stabilization period and at the follow-up examination did not differ significantly. Our results support the opinion that, in cases of operated otosclerosis, the sensorineural component follows the clinical course of presbyacusis.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Auditory Threshold / physiology
  • Bone Conduction
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Hearing Loss, Sensorineural / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Otosclerosis / complications
  • Otosclerosis / psychology
  • Otosclerosis / surgery*