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.
A healthy diet has many benefits. Getting a variety of nutrients is important to lower the risk of heart disease and diabetes, which can damage circulation. Any disruption to the blood’s chemical balance can damage the delicate structures of the inner ear, the cochlea.
We are all familiar with our ears popping when flying in an airplane, specifically when ascending or descending. The air in the ear canal and the air in the middle ear cavity, which is equal at rest, become vastly different as the plane rises or lowers.
Many comorbidities, co-existing diseases, are associated with hearing loss including diabetes, thyroid disease, chronic kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease. Any health problem, particularly these, which cause a disruption to the blood’s chemical balance
It is of the utmost importance that hearing aids be fit in clear ear canals so that any wax present does not get pushed in further. Remove any excess wax that may have accumulated in the ear canal. A professional ear cleaning may be necessary.