If you suddenly noticed that in the middle of a noisy party, hear the interlocutor better than in the silence of your working office - hurry to the doctor. Because if you leave the situation unattended, you can forever lose pleasure to hear the voice of your loved one.
Usually, the otosclerosis begins at a young age (16 - 20 years), more often in women than in men.
Causes of the disease are not clarified to the present.
During the defeat only the tearlessness decreases mainly sounding, bone conductivity remains normal. If the pathological process affected the snail, then sound perception is also affected.
Another important symptom of otosclerosis is the noise in the ears. His appearance is associated with irritation of sensitive hearing nerves to the growing bone. Often noise is the main and first sign of the disease. Patients even note that they better hear in a noisy setting than in silence.
The main characteristic feature of the otosclerosis is the progressive hearing loss. In some cases, the touginess develops quickly and leads to a complete deafness within 3 - 5 years. In other cases, the disease progresses slowly and deafness occurs only in twenty - thirty years from the beginning of the disease.
The deterioration in the health state of patients often occurs after infectious diseases, intoxication, in women - after delivery.