otosclerosis definition

  • noun:
    • an illness of the ear when the action for the stapes within the oval window becomes hampered by abnormal deposits of spongy bone tissue, leading to a progressive reduced hearing.
    • A hardening associated with tissues and ankylosis associated with the ossicles of center ear.
    • an improvement of spongy bone tissue compound within the pill of the interior ear.
    • genetic disorder in which ossification of the labyrinth associated with inner ear causes tinnitus and eventual deafness

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