Otosclerosis affects the bones of the middle ear that conduct sound. Sometimes called otospongiosis, it’s one of the most common causes of progressive hearing loss in young adults. What triggers otosclerosis is still uncertain. But it often runs in families, and experts consider it an inherited disease. Still, there isn’t always a previous family history and developing otosclerosis when a family history does exist isn’t absolute.

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