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I have a servere hearing problem with may be one of the complications of
long-term thyroid problems. I developed a loss along with the thyroid
problems I had as a child. By age 40 was 70% in one ear and 30-40% in
other. I had to give up my teaching career because even with the best
hearing aids, I cannot hear well enough to teach. My loss may be due to
otosclerosis which is another associated auto-immune disease where bone
overgrows those 3 little bones and they cannot vibrate. As you may know,
thyroid hormones do affect the growth of bones and calcium metabolism.
It makes life harder, but not without joy.