I recently had confirmed that I have a conductive hearing loss (otosclerosis) in my left ear. There's almost no hearing in that ear, and I've known for yonks things weren't right, but hubby thinks I was just ignoring him... Anyway - it really affects my ability to hear certain things with any clarity. Tuning is a nightmare, especially since I play rep and everyone's on my left! Find it difficult to distinguish between flat and sharp now, and this is actually quite upsetting.. Possibility of having the 3 bones (y'know, the hammer, anvil and stirrup...) replaced with prostheses (Don't know how they'll fit all this paraphenalia in!) but has anyone any experience with deafness, and how they've coped?:dunno Great excuse for not getting up in the morning is if I lie on my right side I wouldn't hear a bomb go off, let alone the alarm clock! Wish it had been a prob when the kids woke thru' the night as babies, mind... ! Thanks folks! ps - you'll have to shout!