Glee Actress Jane Lynch Is Deaf In One Ear

Jane Lynch, an American actress who is famously known for playing the character Sue Sylvester in the award-winning hit TV series Glee, has revealed that she is in fact deaf in one ear.

The 50 year-old celeb is reportedly deaf in one ear due to a high fever suffered as a baby but the star first realised she was hard of hearing when she was just seven years old.

The singer and comedienne, that has featured roles in “Criminal Minds”, “The 40 Year-Old Virgin” and “Two and a Half Men” to name but a few, said she first noticed the hearing problem when playing with her brother.

She told the National Enquirer: “My brother was switching ears with his transistor radio and I said, ‘You can’t do that. You can only hear out of one ear.’ And he was like, ‘No. I hear out of both!”

She added: “I said, ‘Mum, I only hear out of one ear’. And we went to the doctor. It’s nerve deafness, probably from a very high fever when I was a baby.”

But the feisty woman, who was born in Dolton, Illinois, said she has managed to work round her disability and not let the hearing impairment affect her acting career.

She said: “I shoot the sound into my one good ear. If I think about it, I can straighten it out, but a hearing aid wouldn’t even help (that ear) it’s stone-cold deaf.”

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