Category: Medical

Tinnitus and Hyperacusis

Tinnitus is defined as sound heard in the absence of external noise.  Hyperacusis is a high sensitivity to loud sounds.  These two conditions are different, yet they can be caused by the same things.  Tinnitus and hyperacusis are both caused by damage to the auditory system,

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Otosclerosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Risks

Otosclerosis is a middle ear condition that occurs when the stapes(stirrup)  bone abnormally grows and fixates onto the cochlea (inner ear). The bones of the middle ear system transmit and amplify sound received from vibrations of the eardrum to the inner ear. 

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