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3. Tinnitus — or hearing noises from within your own body

The majority of otosclerosis sufferers also develop a related condition that doctors call tinnitus. Patients might tell the doctor that they hear a mysterious humming or buzzing sound from within their own bodies. Sometimes they describe the noise like a whistle, or perhaps they compare it with the noise of some machine. This element of the illness tends to become more intense as hearing loss increases.

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