One of the rather unpleasant diseases that can deliver a lot of discomfort is ear otosclerosis. According to the statistics, about 0.1-1% of the world’s population suffers from it. In addition, the disease remain undiagnosed in a number of cases. With a disease, the bones in the ear lose their mobility, which leads to significant hearing loss.
What can trigger the onset of otosclerosis?
If a person has a predisposition to otosclerosis, it can manifest itself under the influence of various adverse factors. These include infectious diseases, like influenza, measles, scarlet fever and many others. Another trigger for the development of the disease is a change in hormonal levels. And this is not necessarily an endocrine disorder, the disease can occur against the background of pregnancy, lactation, and menopause. That is why it is more common in women.
In addition, there are other causes of otosclerosis:
- Frequent inflammations of the