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Hello I was diagnosed at the age of 5 with cholesteatoma in my left ear. I had two surgeries at 6 and 8 yrs. I had minor hearing loss due to the damage, but continued to function and grow up with very minimal knowledge of the disease. I suffered with some minor ear infections and maybe more than normal, but no real effects on my daily life. Fast forward to age 52 I get what I thought was a minor ear infection and a terrible migraine that turned out to be a reoccurrence of cholesteatoma. I had surgery in May 2018 to remove the cholesteatoma which was considerable size. I was at Mayo getting a follow up audiology exam and saw a flyer about Mayo Connect.