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For Those Who Have Ears to Hear

By Linda Hoffman Kimball

A few years ago my left ear lost much of its hearing. The right ear also has hearing loss, but my left ear’s primary function now is as a dangler of earrings. I have hearing aids in and behind both ears which are fairly discreet and work well.

A feature I got for free with the loss of my hearing is “musical ear syndrome.”

Apparently this is a rare bonus. Only 10% of people with hearing loss have it. Probably 10% of that 10% are happy that they have it. As the link above will tell you “Musical Ear Syndrome” (or MES) “is a condition that causes auditory hallucinations where patients hear music or singing that isn’t there.

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