Otosclerosis affects about one in 12 people and is often symptomless other than a slight hearing loss.
What does OTS stand for?
OTS stands for Otosclerosis
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Introduction Otosclerosis is the most common cause of conductive hearing loss in the presence of an intact tympanic membrane among patients aged 15 to 50 years.
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.
The condition, known as otosclerosis, meant Mrs Blackburn had to rely on eyesight rather than her middle ear to keep her balance.
Hearing problems can also be caused by viral infections, vascular disorders (such as heart conditions or strokes), head injuries, infections, tumors, heredity, otosclerosis, medication or age-related conditions.