Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Otosclerosis Underlying Cause

The cause of otosclerosis is unknown. Abnormal bone growth in the middle ear prevents sound from reaching the nerves that send signals to the brain.

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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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