Otosclerosis is a disease that causes bony remodeling near the third hearing bone (stapes). This leads to stiffening of the stapes bone that restricts its movement and causes hearing loss. Otosclerosis is the most commonly diagnosed between 20-40years old and is more common in female than males. Approximately 50% of patients have a known affected family member. Patients typically notices progressive hearing loss that is most commonly worse in one ear. The goal of treatment is hearing improvement. This can be done through the use of hearing aids or in some instances through surgery. Please contact us today if you or a family member are interested in being evaluated.