Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Otosclerosis Incidence

Facts about otosclerosis:

  • Otosclerosis is one of the most common causes of deafness in young adults.
  • Otosclerosis is more common in women, than in men.
  • About 6 percent of Caucasians in the US develop otosclerosis.
  • About 1 percent of Blacks in the US develop otosclerosis.

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Last Updated: Jun 11, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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