Otology Q9

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