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Question remotely submitted: Are open-fit hearing aids suitable for those with otosclerosis?

I have otosclerosis in both ears, would I be able to wear the BTE hearing aid domes successfully? I have been wearing the NHS hearing aids with full hearing moulds (I call them torture equipment) for the past four years.

Answer: 

Otosclerosis is a very common disease which affects the stapes bone of the middle ear. It can lead to what is known as a conductive hearing loss in which the sounds struggle to pass through to the inner ear (or cochlear). Dependent on the level of your hearing loss, it might still be possible to have open-fit hearing aids with slim tubing and soft domes rather than the more traditional earmoulds. Have a chat with your local audiologist to see if open-fit aids are suitable for your needs.

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