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BY Paula Johnson

At age 64, one would expect to have some hearing loss, but mine seemed to be failing faster than most.

A year earlier, I had obtained my third-degree black belt and Grand Superior World Champion title in taekwondo, a sport I began participating in during my 40s. As my hearing worsened, I noticed I was having problems with spinning jump kicks, something I could easily do just a year earlier.

I sought help from my...

Taekwondo champion Paula Johnson is back in action after beating acoustic neuroma.