In article <01bb80f0$b7e70e60$819354ce at 763361214>, rwishart at snip.net says...
>>I suffer from otosclerosis. I'm looking for information, preferably from
>someone who has had the operation, on a stapendectomy. The side effects
>and the possibility of loosing my hearing altogether don't make the
>operation seem too appealing.
I would suggest that you ask your ENT what the hospital's long term success
rate for the procedure is, then get a second opinion at another institution.
Most surgeons don't mind either the question or the second opinion.