What is it?

Otosclerosis is an abnormal bone growth in the middle ear, usually around the stapes bone.
As the overgrowth develops, stapes motion is impaired and ossicular vibrations are not effectively transmitted to the inner ear, causing hearing loss.

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Signs & symptoms

the main symptom of otosclerosis in hearing loss.
Additional symptoms may include tinnitus and vertigo.


diagnosis is based on:
* ear check-up by a specialist to look for any abnormalities
* hearing test
* in some cases, a CT scan may be recommended


treatment may include:
* hearing aids
* surgery - In a procedure known as a stapedectomy, a surgeon inserts a prosthetic device into the middle ear to bypass the abnormal bone and permit sound waves to travel to the inner ear

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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