Otosclerosis is a bone disease that can cause hearing loss. The tiniest bones of your body are your three middle ear bones that move sound into the inner ear. If these bones become impaired, they cannot move sound efficiently. An abnormal boney tissue growth is often the culprit to this type of hearing loss—the growth attaches to one of the bones. A surgical procedure can remove the damaged bone and the attached boney growth. Then the surgeon replaces the bone with a prosthetic one. It is the diagnostic hearing evaluation that we do which a good indicator as to whether or not you have this type of hearing loss. That is why you see a doctor of audiology…we help in the discovery process!