Ansayfa Otosclerosis


Otosclerosis: Otosclerosis, also known as middle-inner ear calcification, is one of the common causes of hearing loss. Otosclerosis, known as inner ear calcification, is one of the common causes of hearing loss. It is known that the disease begins without fully revealing itself. The first symptoms of this disease, which starts especially in infancy, only show itself at a young age. Its emergence is understood by a buzzing in the ears at this age. It is less likely to occur in men than in women. Early diagnosis is very important to avoid hearing loss. Unfortunately, many patients go to a specialist doctor when they are very close to hearing loss. However, it is a disease that can be cured with early diagnosis and treatment.

What is Otosclerosis?

In otosclerosis, a solidification occurs as a result of structural calcification of the stirrup in the ear and the wall it is adjacent to. This stiffening means restriction of movement in the stirrup. As a result, the sound waves reaching our ears are not sufficiently transmitted to the inner ear fluid. A type of hearing loss called conductive type occurs.

In order to diagnose the disease, many tests are applied to the patient. However, it is known that this disease does not appear on otoscope examination. Because visible secretion accumulation cannot be detected with this type of examination. However, as a result of hearing measurement, it is understood that the conductors in the ear do not fully perform their duties. Thus, the treatment process begins.

The disease has many causes. However, among the most known causes is the inner ear, which cannot complete its development due to malnutrition. As a result of the inability of the inner ear to complete its development, an abnormal structure occurs. Ear ossicles no longer function as before. However, hearing loss occurs.

How Is Otosclerosis Treated?

In the treatment of otosclerosis, the stapes bone, which is restricted in movement, is removed with a "stapedectomy" operation, and a prosthesis that will transmit sound waves to the inner ear is placed in its place. Timely intervention is important in order to avoid complete hearing loss. Thanks to the stapedectomy operation, the patients recover in a short time. He recovers completely and continues his daily life. All the symptoms that the patient complains about are eliminated. You may experience dizziness for the first few days after surgery. However, the patient can return to his daily life immediately.