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What are the symptoms of otosclerosis?

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The main symptom of otosclerosis is hearing loss. At first, you may notice that you can't hear low-pitched sounds or people whispering. This usually gets worse over time.

Most people with otosclerosis have hearing loss in both ears. About 10% to 15% have hearing loss in just one ear. Other symptoms include:

Sometimes tinnitus can be a problem after you have ear surgery to treat otosclerosis.

  • Dizziness or balance problems
  • Tinnitus, or ringing, roaring, or hissing in your ears

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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