A 23-year-old lady attends the ENT clinic complaining of progressive hearing loss since the birth of her child a year ago. She also complains of some ringing in her ears and says her mother had a similar problem for which she had surgery. Pure tune audiometry shows a mild conductive hearing loss particularly in the low frequencies. Otoscopy demonstrates a positive Schwartze’s sign.
What is the most likely diagnosis?
- A) Otosclerosis
- B) Congenital cholesteatoma
- C) Cerumen (earwax) impaction
- D) Tympanosclerosis
- E) Superior semicircular canal dehiscence