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What percentage of people with otosclerosis have hearing loss?

The exact percentage is not known. Often people with otosclerosis develop some hearing loss. Since the hearing loss that can come along with otosclerosis happens gradually, people with otosclerosis may not notice this loss until they reach their late teens, early twenties, or even enter middle age. For some, it can be severe. Other people with otosclerosis don't notice that their hearing is significantly affected until they are older. 

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