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Did I get otosclerosis from repeated ear infections?

Although the cause of otosclerosis isn't fully known, you most likely did not get otosclerosis from repeated ear infections. However, there are other ear problems linked to repeated ear infections. Such problems can include perforated eardrums and temporary hearing loss. Ear infections happen mostly to children because some of the parts of their ears (the eustachian tubes) are smaller and both block and swell more easily than those of adults. If someone has repeated ear infections, they should see a doctor.

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