Otosclerosis

Otosclerosis is a familial hereditary disease that affects the ear, frequently involving both sides.

It is a disease of the labyrinthine capsule characterized by bony resorption and subsequent formation of new bone.

Otosclerosis is characterised by progressive hearing loss, usually conductive or mixed type, which is either associated with or without tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ear) and balance can be affected slightly. It is mainly seen in adults predominantly in women. In case the patient has hearing loss of conductive type, we perform Stapedotomy allowing recovery of auditory function.