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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 that don't interfere with their daily lives. Others may not experience significant hearing loss until later in life.

If you develop tinnitus (a ringing, buzzing, or clicking in your ears), you might feel depressed or anxious; you might also lose sleep or find it difficult to concentrate because of the interfering sounds you hear. Not everyone with otosclerosis experiences tinnitus.

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