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Can RA cause deafness?

  • By lauren092

    I’ve diagnosed with Ra about 3 years ago. It’s getting worse every year. Almost all of my joints are affected. I don’t know what should I do.
    On top of all this, I started experiencing ringing in my ears and hearing loss. I have researched about this and saw that RA can affect the ear drums which can lead to partial or complete deafness.
    I’m planning to undergo hearing test from a clinic in Toronto ( https://houseofhearing.ca/hearing-test/ ). I’m very much worried about the situation. Has anyone here experienced any ringing or hearing loss? Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks!!

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  • By Lauren Tucker Keymaster

    HI Lauren092,
    Thanks for reaching out to us in our forums. We are sorry to hear about the progression of your RA and the affects it is having on your joints and now ears.
    While I do hope the community can provide you with some feedback and support, if you have any new or worsening symptoms we encourage you to speak with your rheumatologist. (Of course if you haven’t alreay done so)

    I thought this article might be helpful: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/eh-whats-that-say/

    Please come back and let us know how you make out with your hearing tests too. We are here for you and reach out anytime.
    Warmly, Lauren (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

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