You have no items in your shopping cart.

Product was successfully added to your shopping cart.

What is Otosclerosis?

Description of the disease

Otosclerosis is a chronic progressive disease of the inner ear, which leads to a conductive hearing loss and sensorineural deafness. The disease is characterized by the growth of bone tissue in the ear, which leads to a change in the shape of the stapes and the anterior portion of the labyrinth.


  • Otosclerosis can be classified as hereditary or acquired.
  • Acquired otosclerosis may be distinguished from primary otosclerosis, or that which occurs as a result of isolation in otitis media.


Symptoms of otosclerosis include gradual worsening of hearing, tinnitus, headaches, dysarthria, and dizziness.


The causes of otosclerosis remain unknown, but it is believed that genetic predisposition may play a role in the development of this disease.


Diagnostic methods for otosclerosis include audiometry, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging of the ears and vestibular apparatus.


Treatment of otosclerosis may include medication therapy, surgical intervention, and hearing aids.


There is no specific prevention for otosclerosis, but regular visits to the doctor and timely treatment of other ear diseases may help prevent the development of otosclerosis.


The specialist who treats otosclerosis is an otolaryngologist.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.