HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR OTOSCLEROSIS
Otosclerosis or otospongiosis is an abnormal growth of bone near the middle ear. It can result in hearing loss The term otosclerosis is somewhat of a misnomer. Much of the clinical course is characterised by lucent rather than sclerotic bony changes and hence why it is also known as otospongiosis.
This is an inherited disease. Otosclerosis can result in conductive and/or sensorineural hearing loss. The primary form of hearing loss in otosclerosis is conductive hearing loss (CHL) whereby sounds reach the ear drum but are incompletely transferred via the ossicular chain in the middle ear, and thus partly fail to reach the inner ear (cochlea). This usually will begin in one ear but will eventually affect both ears with a variable course. On audiometry, the hearing loss is characteristically low-frequency, with higher frequencies being affected later. Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) has also been noted in patients with otosclerosis; this is usually a high-frequency loss, and usually manifests late in the disease. The causal link between otosclerosis and SNHL remains controversial.
Approximately 0.5% of the population will eventually be diagnosed with otosclerosis. Post-mortem studies show that as many as 10% of people may have otosclerotic lesions of their temporal bone, but apparently never had symptoms warranting a diagnosis. Caucasians are the most affected race, with the prevalence in the Black and Asian populations being much lower. In clinical practice otosclerosis is encountered about twice as frequently in females as in males, but this does not reflect the true sex ratio. When families are investigated it is found that the condition is only slightly more common in women. Usually noticeable hearing loss begins at middle-age, but can start much sooner. The hearing loss was long believed to grow worse during pregnancy, but recent research does not support this belief
THIOSIAMINUM 200—A specific remedy for otosclerosis . Deafness due to thickness of the drum and fibrous changes in nerve. Formation of fibrous bands impending free movement of the ossicles .
FERRUM PICRICUM 6X- Chronic deafness and tinnitus. Cracking in ears and low pitched voice
CALCRAE FLOUR. 6X—Hardness of hearning from calcareous deposits on the tympani