Spotlight: Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss

What is sudden sensorineural hearing loss? Sudden sensorineural hearing loss is a term used to describe hearing loss that develops over a very short period of time. Sensorineural hearing loss generally implies damage to the structures of the inner ear or hearing nerve. While there are many possible causes of sudden sensorineural hearing loss, in…

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Spotlight: Otosclerosis

What is otosclerosis? Otosclerosis is a bone disorder that affects the ear. It is the most common cause of conductive hearing loss in adults. How does otosclerosis cause hearing loss? Otosclerosis causes stiffening of the stirrup bone (stapes) so that it does not move properly. In some circumstances, otosclerosis may cause damage to the inner…

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