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Is otosclerosis more common in men or women?

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Both men and women get otosclerosis. Women, though, have a higher risk. Experts aren't sure why, but if you're a woman and develop otosclerosis during pregnancy, you're likely to lose your hearing faster than if you were a man or you weren't pregnant.

From: What Is Otosclerosis? WebMD Medical Reference

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 William Blahd on January 25, 2017

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 William Blahd on January 25, 2017

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