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 of the condition is done by an ENT specialist when a child presents with loss of hearing progressively. Clinical evaluation and physical evaluation will help in the diagnosis. Imaging tests are required for definitive diagnosis. Hearing test is also done to evaluate the severity of the disorder.
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.
DID YOU KNOW?
One of the most famous personalities suffering from this disease was German composer Beethoven and British queen Alexandra of Denmark.