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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, especially if you have a family history of the disease. This is because hearing loss, dizziness, and earaches can have many different causes. If you are pregnant and notice your hearing loss suddenly getting worse, you should see your doctor as soon as you can. Seeing your doctor early means that your otosclerosis can be treated, which may help preserve more of your hearing.

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