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Otology focuses on the disorders of the outer, middle, and inner ear. It also focuses on hearing and balance disorders. Otology is a sub specialty of ENT. It is different than audiology in that audiologists have the job of testing and evaluating individuals for hearing loss and balance issues. They usually end up referring patients to an otologist if they believe the issue can be treated medically.

Disorders otologists treat are: progressive hearing loss, sudden hearing losses, otosclerosis, chronic ear infections, meniere's disease, and tumors of the ear canal or middle ear.

Otosclerosis is abnormal growth of bone near the middle ear. This growth can result in hearing loss. This disease is an inherited one, but the degree of expression is variable in that a trigger may cause the condition to emerge.

Meniere's Disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes severe dizziness, ringing in the ears, and hearing loss. Symptoms are caused by the buildup of fluid in the labyrinth of the ear. The disease appears to run in families, but is not considered hereditary because no definite answers are available. 

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