Unilateral Hearing Loss
What is Unilateral Hearing Loss (UHL)?
- Also known as “Single Sided Deafness”, UHL is having no useable hearing in one ear, but the other ear is normal.
- A typically permanent condition diagnosed each year in appoximately 50,000 patients.
- A serious, but treatable condition that can affect quality of life.
What causes UHL?
- Family history or hereditary factors.
- Meniere’s disease, acoustic neuroma, or sudden hearing loss.
- Viral or bacterial infections, meningitis & mumps.
- Injury to the head.
- Not able to hear speech from your “poor side”
- Not knowing where “sounds” are coming from
- Difficulty understanding speech in noise, especially when noise is on your “good side” & speech is on your “poorer side”
- Talk honestly with your Audiologist about daily hearing problems.
- Allow your Audiologist to professionally evaluate the type and severity of your hearing loss.
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