My second stapedectomy was at Kaiser, 2 weeks ago. My first stapedectomy was ten years ago at UC Davis. I have bilateral otosclerosis as many white women do. It’s a condition that leads to moderate to severe hearing loss. Hearing aids do restore hearing but the replaced stape restores hearing permanently. Otosclerosis causes conductive hearing loss. Mine started after pregnancy. I had my first stapedectomy when my teen was a toddler. I have a nitinol stape as my prosthetic.
I placed 5 small quartz points in a star formation with a wish intent blown by breath into each. This crystal grid feels like alchemical magic through and through.