While the exact cause of this condition is not known, it usually affects the patient during pregnancy and may also be caused due to a family history of hearing impairment. This condition causes a loss of hearing that typically affects the middle section of the ear. The symptoms also include vertigo and a ringing sensation in the ears.
HOW IS OTOSCLEROSIS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done by an ENT based on above symptoms along with doing an X-ray to check the bone growth in the ear and how big it is.
HOW IS OTOSCLEROSIS TREATED?
Treatment for this process is three-fold starting with medicines that help in fixing or stopping this bone growth. Post this, surgery is done to repair the damage, which also includes stapedectomy and involves a small drilling in the ear. And lastly, Amplification is done for boosting the hearing process.