otosclerosis otosclerosis


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


  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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