Otosclerosis Symptoms, Treatments & More

By lio
Reviewed: dr. vanta
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  • 1. 'Otosclerosis.' National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 14 Dec. 2020, www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/otosclerosis.
  • 2. NHS Choices, NHS, www.nhs.uk/conditions/otosclerosis/.
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2. Causes of Otosclerosis

There is a lot about the inner ear that science doesn’t yet know. It’s known that abnormal bone remodeling causes otosclerosis, but what causes the bones to reform abnormally in the first place is unclear.

It does tend to run in families, suggesting a genetic cause. People who are pregnant and have otosclerosis tend to report worsening symptoms, meaning hormones could also play a factor.2NHS Choices, NHS, www.nhs.uk/conditions/otosclerosis/. Other possible causes include autoimmune disease or even past measles infections or injuries to the inner ear.3BritishTinnitus. ‘Otosclerosis and Deafness.’ British Tinnitus Association, www.tinnitus.org.uk/otosclerosis.


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