The Defeat Of The Temporal Bone In Paget’s Disease As A Cause Of Hearing Loss In Elderly And Senile Age
Paget’s disease of bone is a localized disorder of bone remodeling. These functional and structural alterations, interacting with the specific characteristics of the site of involvement, account for most of the complications of the disease. Bilateral progressive hearing loss is the most frequently encountered complication of Paget’s disease, because of the involvement of the temporal bones. There may be difficulty in distinguishing patients with presbycusis from those with Paget’s disease-related hearing loss. Pagetic hearing loss seems to be stabilized by effective medical treatment. For patients with severe hearing loss, cochlear implantation may be recommended.