Otosclerosis: Vestibular Symptoms and Sensorineural Hearing Loss

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Abstract

Of 546 patients with otosclerosis, 500 who had not had ear surgery were divided into four groups according to the relative and absolute amounts of sensorineural hearing loss in the hearing-impaired ears. The first three groups of patients had progressively less of a conductive component and progressively more of a sensorineural component to their hearing losses. The fourth group of patients had pure sensorineural hearing impairments. The remaining 46 patients were placed in group V. They had bilateral hearing losses and had had a prior unilateral stapedectomy for otosclerosis and they had received medical therapy for otosclerosis. The following conclusions were reached:

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