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June 1972

Diagnosis of Cochlear Otosclerosis

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles
From the Department of Surgery, University of Southern California, the Otologic Medical Group, Inc., and the Temporal Bone Laboratory, Los Angeles Foundation of Otology.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;95(6):564-569. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770080854011

Pure cochlear otosclerosis is slowly becoming recognized as a serious cause of sensorineural hearing loss comparatively early in adult life. The importance of correct identification is stressed by the possibility that fluoride treatment may effectively halt its advance.