Mulder's benign tumor appeared last summer, after he had been suffering from hearing loss for some time. “In noisy places, I increasingly couldn't understand people,” Mulder explains. “Then I had to turn my head so they would speak into my left ear.”
Various investigations initially provided inconclusive results, until the current ski coach received an MRI scan in August. It turns out Mulder has a golf ball-sized tumor behind his right ear.
This affects Mulder's hearing. “I have a loss of right hearing, now about 30 percent. That's not too bad,” Mulder explained on the RTL program on Friday. Stars on stage abroad, where he was also open about his tumor.
Mulder becomes deaf in one ear
The tumor grows by about one millimeter per year and eventually must be surgically removed. Although this process would cause Mulder's right auditory nerve to be damaged beyond repair.
This will make him deaf in that ear. “Because it's benign, I can grow old with it,” Mulder told the newspaper. “Although there will be long-term consequences.” number.
“Mentally, shortly after the news broke, it was a bit difficult to exercise, for example. I no longer had the energy to do it. But now I enjoy doing it again and I'm actually more aware that I have to do something.” . “I really like.”
Mulder was crowned Olympic champion in the 1000 meters in Sochi in 2014. He also won two silver medals at the World Distance Championships and twice won two gold medals at the World Sprint Championships. Mulder currently works as a performance coach for the Team Novus ski team.
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