noun[mass noun] Medicine
A hereditary disorder causing progressive deafness due to overgrowth of bone in the inner ear.
- A small percentage have otosclerosis (fused inner ear bones) helped by an operation.
- Leading causes of conductive hearing loss include cerumen impaction, otitis media, and otosclerosis.
- Twenty percent have deafness due to otosclerosis.
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