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    Tx, that is a great article.

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    I've never seen an article where they stated that otosclerosis can start that early. I'm thinking others I have read were like 30-40's. Mine started at 20, my mother started in her 40's. My cousin is getting it now she's in her 30's. My hearing started going in my right ear at around 25, right after I had my daughter, I lost my hearing rapidly over the course of about a year, then it slowed down, I'm still losing it at age 37 now, but slowly slowly. I have the mixed type, and the vertigo is a major pain in the butt. I fell on my butt leaning over too far while giving a massage once.
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    I think the start age is highly variable and if it starts early you are probably in for it to get pretty bad. How big is your air bone gap, I assume you have considered a stapedectomy? My sisters loss is very similar to yours, her gap is about 20 dB. Took her to the lippy clinic and while he said she would be very happy with the results, he thought she she go for the CI instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zafdor View Post
    I think the start age is highly variable and if it starts early you are probably in for it to get pretty bad. How big is your air bone gap, I assume you have considered a stapedectomy? My sisters loss is very similar to yours, her gap is about 20 dB. Took her to the lippy clinic and while he said she would be very happy with the results, he thought she she go for the CI instead.
    No idea what my air gap is but i have been told if I got a stapedectomy I'd still need hearing aids because of the nerve damage. My hearing actually stayed pretty much the same between 31/32 and 36, it's been the last year that I've lost more. Now they're telling me I should look into a CI, but I don't have insurance. In my line of work, massage therapy, the Spas don't give us any benefits. I'm hoping to open my own my business in a few years, maybe I can get insurance then and look into getting it done Just hope I don't lose anymore between now and then, or I'm going to be SOL.
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    I am glad that I discovered this site. My mother has otosclerosis and from time to time as considered having a stapedectomy. Over the years the surgery seems to have improved but she now seems to cope so well with hearing aids that she has become less keen on wanting surgery. I have researching otosclerosis. Thanks for the above link, I found that article about otosclerosis to be good as well. I didn't realise that otosclerosis was also known as otospongiosis.
    I will spend some time studying the articles on stapedectomy and the results of surgery. Best wishes.
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    good share about the otoclerosis as i was not ware with it .. but now is .. and why me there must be many alike looking for the facts regarding the hearing trouble

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michao View Post
    I have had tinnitus for as long as I can remember. My sister and father have it as well. We all have progressive hearing loss. My father is in his 70's , my sister and I are are in our 50'
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    Eight years ago my sister went gluten free. In the last five years, her progressive hearing loss stabilized. Over the last five years she has had no more hearing loss and minimal tinnitus.

    On the other hand, although I am younger, I have caught up with her in terms of hearing loss. She used to be worse than me. My father and I have both terrible tinnitus continually with strong bouts of it, when it masks so much sound around me.

    After my sister's results, I have gone gluten free for 3 months. It has been a miracle. My tinnitus is still always there but it has minimized.It's just there in the background. The only time it has come to the forefront is when I cheated on my diet. Twice I had a beer- the tinnitus kicked up the next day. And, just the other day I had a bunch of "Stone Wheat Thin" crackers (something I've missed going gluten free). The next day my tinnitus was terrible - and the tin sound returned - something I haven't had for months.

    I want to tell the whole world - try going gluten free. It may be doing the same thing to you that it is to me.
    Ok, we get the picture, "go gluten free" and maybe get relief from progressive hearing loss and tinnitus. Once was enough for the post, but pasting and reposting it seven times is probably over the top! You can also reduce your tinnitus by avoiding alcohol, smoking and drinking or eating anything with caffein in it.
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