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Living with single-sided deafness

By Joy Victory
summarized by Jennee Harmuth, Staff Writer

Unilateral hearing loss, more commonly known as single-sided deafness (SSD), is a condition when a person can hear out of one ear and not the other. Causes for the condition vary but the result is the same: something known as “head shadow” occurs. Cleveland Clinic audiologist Sarah Sydlowski explains, “The head essentially acts as a shield, blocking sounds from the poorer hearing ear from reaching the better hearing ear.”

Although SSD is oftentimes a permanent condition, it is sometimes treatable. Solutions include a CROS, BiCROS, or bone-anchored hearing system.

You can read the full story here.

Summarized with permission. Copyright Healthy Hearing (www.healthyhearing.com). Original article: www.healthyhearing.com/report/52008-Living-in-the-head-shadow-of-single-sided-deafness



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