Otosclerosis

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What is otosclerosis?

Otosclerosis is an abnormal growth of bone (ossicles) near the middle ear causing fusion or scarring that interferes with the transmission of vibration through the ossicles. This impairment results in conductive hearing loss.

Common symptoms reported by people with otosclerosis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with otosclerosis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
otosclerosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
otosclerosis (1)

Data from patients with otosclerosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with otosclerosis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
otosclerosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (9 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased appetite weight loss
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for otosclerosis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
otosclerosis (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with otosclerosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has otosclerosis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 2
30s 3
40s 13
50s 13
60s 12
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 5
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 9
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 16
Female 30

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 27
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from otosclerosis patients who have completed their condition history
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