Otosclerosis is a hearing condition in which the stapes in the ear becomes attached to the surrounding bone by an abnormal bone growth. Sound transmission is progressively impaired so that hearing in the affected ear deteriorates.
Offers a brief description of the disorder, symptoms and treatment options. Find links to articles and related resources.
AudiologyNet: Otosclerosis and Stapedectomy
Directory features annotated links describing the disease and treatment.
Ear Problems: Otosclerosis
Fact sheet from the Better Health Channel provides background details, information on risk factors, diagnosis, treatment methods and self-care after surgery.
Encyclopedia of Surgery: Stapedectomy
Provides a description, diagnosis, and aftercare.
MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Otosclerosis
Illustrated guide features symptoms, alternative names, causes, incidence, and risk factors.
The Massachusetts Ear and Eye Infirmary provides an illustrated guide to this condition and discusses surgical treatment options and information about success rates.
MEI: Otosclerosis Patient Brochure
Information on the disorder and treatment provided by the Michigan Ear Institute. Includes a discussion of the cochlear and stapedial forms of the disease.
The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders offers a profile of the disease, symptoms, and treatment options. Features links to related sites.
Doctors Timothy C. Hain and Alan Micco provide background information on the causes and treatment of the condition. Features illustrations and references cited.
Provides information on this condition of the middle ear which mainly affects the stapes bone and causes gradual hearing loss. Includes causes, symptoms and treatment.
Information on this condition, its epidemiology, presentation, differential diagnosis, investigation, management, treatment, prognosis and prevention.
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