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...Lois, Gena Duncan, and Wendy Baumle. Foundations of Adult Health Nursing. Mason, Ohio: Cengage Learning, 2010.... . The fixation in turn results in a reduction of the transmission of the source waves to the fluids in the inner ear. Of the three bones that are found in the middle ear, the disease normally affects the stapes, which is are ossicles in the middle ear that transmit sound vibrations to the fenestra ovalis. According to deSouza and Glasscock (2002, p.245) the disease is the cause of nearly 10% of reported hearing loss cases and an average of 20% of conductive hearing loss cases. Moreover, White, Duncan and Laumie (2010, p.369) posit that the disease is usually common...