Otosclerosis and tinnitus – effect of the laser-assisted stapedotomy on preoperative cases of tinnitus

Florian Bast, Birgit Mazurek & Thomas Schrom
Background: According to studies on the topic, between 40–80% of otosclerosis patients suffering from hearing loss also suffer from tinnitus on the effected side. For a lot of these patients tinnitus represents a handicap that is just as debilitating as the hearing loss itself. The major[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]