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De Souza, Goycoolea, and Sperling have collaborated to offer this volume on understanding, evaluating, and treating otosclerosis.
Furthermore, this case also demonstrates an element of commonality with the aetiopathogenesis of otosclerosis, in which the overgrowth of bone in the otic capsule also causes failure of articulation of the stapes in the oval window.
Other reasons for deafness include glue ear, otosclerosis, a perforated ear drum and tinnitus.
There were lineup changes, and Valli for a while was losing his hearing due to otosclerosis (a condition that was corrected by surgery).
Otosclerosis is a spongifying disease of the labyrinthine capsule of unknown aetiology that occurs only in humans.
Every time Glyn performs a hearing test he is also screening the ear for signs of any other problems that may need referring to a GP such as Otosclerosis - an abnormal growth of bone of the middle ear.
These range from wax blocking the ear canal, causing a temporary problem, to age-related changes to the sensory cells of the cochlea (presbyacusis), or otosclerosis - a condition in which the ossicles of the middle ear harden and become less mobile, through to head injury or brain damage.
Otosclerosis usually occurs when the last bone in the middle ear, the stapes, can't vibrate because the abnormal bone growth makes it stick fast in the so-called window to the inner ear.