Otosclerosis is also referred to as otospongiosis and is defined as the abnormal or unusual growth of bone near the middle ear. Basically you don't see other symptoms but there is a slight deviation or defect in the bone structure. Also, it is possible that such individuals may experience hearing issues, normal tympanic membrane, etc.
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?
The treatment will be carried out with the help of fluoride and calcium as well as Vitamin D supplements. One may also have to use a hearing aid in order to hear better. This will have to be customised as per the exact symptoms of the patient.
DID YOU KNOW?
Although the exact cause of Otosclerosis is not known, but it is seen as a hereditary condition