Hi Rebecca, I had a laby to stop drop attacks. It stopped the drop attacks. Unfortunately, the laby is a mixed bag. Many people have phenomenal results. I was left with debilitating side-effects that I still have hope to improve, but some can never go away. I’m not the only person here with problems after a laby. That being said, I had to have a laby, and it DID DO what it was supposed to do. It sounds like what you are describing is otosclerosis??? I’ll tell you what I learned the hard way. There is a point of diminishing returns with ear surgery due to the risk of scar tissue. The general consensus seems to be that the risk for scar tissue development increases exponentially starting with the third ear surgery and up. If you’re already prone to otosclerosis, get as much done in as few surgeries as possible. And I don’t recommend a bone anchored hearing implant for the same reasons!