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How is otosclerosis diagnosed?

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If you notice you have trouble hearing, see an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat doctor). They'll look closely at your ear, test your hearing, and ask about your family health history. In some cases, they may recommend a computerized tomography (CT) scan. Several X-rays are taken at different angles and put together to make a more detailed image.

SOURCES:

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: "Otosclerosis."

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "What You Should Know About Otosclerosis."

American Hearing Research Foundation: "Otosclerosis."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on September 30, 2020

SOURCES:

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: "Otosclerosis."

American Academy of Otolaryngology: "What You Should Know About Otosclerosis."

American Hearing Research Foundation: "Otosclerosis."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on September 30, 2020

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