|The Inner Ear|
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- Family history of otosclerosis
- Drinking nonfluoridated water—some studies suggest that nonfluoridated water may cause a susceptible person to develop otosclerosis
- Hormonal factors, such as pregnancy
- Viral infections, including measles
- Conductive—involving the small bones of the inner ear
- Sensorineural—involving the cochlea, which is the sensory organ in the inner ear
- A sensation of spinning
- Balance problems
- A sensation of ringing, roaring, or buzzing in the ear
American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery http://www.entnet.org
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association http://www.asha.org
The College of Family Physicians of Canada http://www.cfpc.ca
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery http://www.entcanada.org
Otosclerosis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated June 4, 2012. Accessed September 17, 2013.
Otosclerosis. Massachusetts Eye and Ear website. Available at: http://www.masseyeandear.org/for-patients/patient-guide/patient-education/diseases-and-conditions/otosclerosis. Updated July 3, 2012. Accessed September 17, 2013.
Otosclerosis. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders website. Available at: http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/pages/otosclerosis.aspx. Updated May 1999. Accessed September 17, 2013.
What you should know about otosclerosis. American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery website. Available at: http://www.entnet.org/healthinformation/otosclerosis.cfm. Updated October 13, 2011. Accessed September 17, 2013.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 09/2013 -
- Update Date: 09/30/2013 -
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