This case involves a sixty-four-year-old male patient who suffered from conductive hearing loss that was preoperatively determined to be due to otosclerosis. The patient underwent a right stapedectomy that was conducted without complication, but postoperatively, the patient reported that his hearing was worse than before any surgical intervention. It is noted in the surgical record that the chorda typani nerve had to be sacrificed and reconstructed around the narrowed bone. The patient was followed for several weeks with no improvement in hearing function, and, at this point, sensorineural hearing damaged was suspected. It was suggested that if no positive results occurred at six weeks post surgery, the patient would likely be a candidate for amplification surgery. An expert witness in audiology was retained for this matter.