Osteoporosis is a degeneration of bone tissue causing a loss of bone density and fractures. Otosclerosis on the otherhand is an abnormal growth of bony tissue in the middle ear causing the middle ear bones (ossicles) to fuse together - especially the stapes. This causes a hearing loss which can be of a conductive, mixed or sensory (nerve) nature.
A visit to an audiologist for a hearing evaluation will help start the diagnosis of Otosclerosis. She will refer you to an ENT specialist for management.
As the two pathologises are totally different the treatment is also different and medication for osteoporosis will not help for otosclerosis. It will be important though to seek further advice.
Headaches are a common symptome in patients with otosclerosis.
Please feel free to contact me should you need any more information or a referal to an audiologist.
Please contact me through the Widex office at 031 5634 425 or 0866965740.
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