I agree that you should seek a second opinion. I have otocelerosis and had 2 stapedotomy operations on my right ear (about 18 years apart) and one on my left. And I still have a moderate-severe loss (below, mostly nerve loss) and wear HAs.
Based on my experience and research, your decision should be based on three factors:
!. (most important) How much is your conductive loss? The very best result you can hope for is elimination of your conductive loss. Those of us with otocelerosis usually have a mixed loss, so you may (sooner or later) need HAs even with successful surgery. But if you have significant conductive AND nerve loss, HAs will be more effective if they have to address only the nerve loss.
The skill and experience of your surgeon. This isn’t a straightforward standard procedure. Don’t be shy about asking your surgeon questions like where and by whom were they trained, how many have they done, what procedure and prostesis type do they use?
What is your risk tolerance? If you research stapedotomys, you will see that there are occasionally problems. “Problems” range all the way from minor annoyances to major side effects to only partial elimination of conductive loss (my case for my right ear) to deafness (very rare).
(Hz) L(dB) R(dB)
250 40 50
500 55 65
1K 55 60
2K 60 60
4K 70 70
8K 90 100
L: 88% SDat80dB
R: 64% SDat85dB