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How might otosclerosis affect children differently from adults?

Depending on when otosclerosis starts producing hearing loss, children may show different signs and behaviors from adults. For instance, since children may still be learning to spell and pronounce words, their spelling and pronunciation may be poor. Children may also be seen as clumsy when the real issue is balance problems caused by the otosclerosis. It is also possible that hearing loss may cause a child to feel shy and to withdraw from other children. Asking your child's pediatrician about any unusual or new behaviors or symptoms you notice is always a good idea.

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