|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
American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery http://www.entnet.org
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association http://www.asha.org
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery http://www.entcanada.org
The College of Family Physicians of Canada http://www.cfpc.ca
Otosclerosis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated April 22, 2014. Accessed November 24, 2015.
Otosclerosis. Massachusetts Eye and Ear website. Available at: http://www.masseyeandear.org/for-patients/patient-guide/patient-education/diseases-and-conditions/otosclerosis. Accessed August 4, 2015.
Otosclerosis. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) website. Available at: http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/pages/otosclerosis.aspx. Updated September 2013. Accessed August 4, 2015.
What you should know about otosclerosis. American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery website. Available at: http://www.entnet.org/?q=node/1316. Accessed August 4, 2015.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 11/2015 -
- Update Date: 09/30/2013 -