- Q When do most people start to notice symptoms of otosclerosis?
Most people start to notice symptoms of otosclerosis in their late teens or early adult years, although symptoms may start earlier. These symptoms (e.g., hearing loss, trouble balancing, dizziness, and sometimes tinnitus) may be mild at first and get... Full Answer
- Q Is otosclerosis serious?
Otosclerosis can be serious because it can affect your ability to hear other people, respond to your environment, and balance properly. However, not all people with otosclerosis experience symptoms of the disease, and some might have very mild symptoms... Full Answer
- Q How do I manage my otosclerosis on a daily basis?
People with otosclerosis should make sure to keep medical appointments, such as appointments with otologist, otolaryngologist, and/or audiologist as required. This is because otosclerosis is a progressive (gradual) disease, and different degrees of... Full Answer
- Q How do medications treat otosclerosis?
Hearing aids and surgery are the usual treatments for otosclerosis, although treatment is not always needed right away. Sometimes tinnitus, a symptom of otosclerosis where there is ringing, buzzing, or clicking in your ears, is treated with medications,... Full Answer
- Q What are the treatment options for otosclerosis?
Some people may not need their otosclerosis treated right away. Whether and when otosclerosis is treated depends on how much hearing loss you have. People with a greater degree of hearing loss, and who have bone growth on one or more of their middle-ear... Full Answer
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my otosclerosis symptoms?
If you are experiencing symptoms of otosclerosis, you should talk to your doctor. You will likely be referred to an otolaryngologist, an otologist, or an audiologist for an evaluation. It's important to mention that you think you might have otosclerosis,... Full Answer
- Q How does otosclerosis affect the body?
Otosclerosis may cause hearing loss and earaches. While otosclerosis mainly affects your middle and inner ear, the symptoms of otosclerosis can also affect other areas of your body. For example, people with otosclerosis may experience tinnitus (a... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of otosclerosis?
The major symptom of otosclerosis is hearing loss. There are several kinds of hearing loss; with otosclerosis, the most common type is conductive hearing loss. As the vibration of one or more of the middle ear bones lessens or stops, it is difficult for... Full Answer