Tympanosclerosis - a form of chronic diseases of the middle ear with the formation of white hyaline (sclerosis) of the masses in the eardrum and the tympanic cavity. The etiology of tympanosclerosis - apparently, long flowing in early childhood acute inflammation of the middle ear. Main complaint lowering hearing (often pronounced). Some patients are marked mucous, rarely purulent discharge from the ear. Otoscopes similar to the observed changes in the adhesive average otitis (see). Sometimes visible white deposits in the eardrum, and (in the presence of perforation) in the tympanic cavity. The lowering of hearing (for functional examination) is typical for the defeat of the conductive apparatus of the ear. Treatment of tympanosclerosis surgical - tympanoplasty (see).