Hearing loss in one ear is sometimes referred to as Single Sided Deafness, or SSD for short. It is a condition in which one ear has considerable or complete hearing loss.
If you have SSD, you can assist your hearing loss by using a hearing aid that sends sounds from your deaf ear to a hearing aid in your better ear.
Hearing loss in one ear symptoms:
Hearing loss in one ear can cause a variety of symptoms, the most common of which is difficulty locating a sound source. For example, if you are deaf, you may have difficulty distinguishing where a voice is originating from. In some instances, you may also miss out on discussions or have difficulty speaking.
Causes of one-sided hearing loss
Hearing loss in one ear can be caused by a variety of disorders, including:
· Deafness that occurs suddenly
· Physical injury to the ear
· Hearing nerve compression
· Infections and issues with the inner ear (viral or bacterial)
· Measles, mumps, and meningitis are examples of infectious diseases.
CROS HEARING AIDS CAN ASSIST:
Hearing aids can be quite beneficial to persons who have hearing loss in one ear.
A CROS hearing aid is one that detects sound from your deaf side and delivers it to your better ear. You can hear noises on your deaf side with a CROS solution. This is especially useful when conversing in a difficult situation, such as a noisy room, a moving automobile, or a group debate.