otosclerosis otosclerosis

Definition(s):

  • (n) hereditary disorder in which ossification of the labyrinth of the inner ear causes tinnitus and eventual deafness

Usage(s):

  1. Beethoven's deafness was probably caused by cochlear otosclerosis, which today might be corrected by surgery.
  2. A gradually worsening case of otosclerosis, a fusing of the ear's tiny vibrating bones, had forced her to resort to a hearing aid even while performing.
  3. In 1967 Valli realized he was losing his hearing because of otosclerosis, a rare inner-ear ailment.
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