Unilateral Hearing Loss Article

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http://hearing-aids-evanston-il.com/ Unilateral hearing loss occurs when there is normal hearing in one ear, and hearing impairment in the other ear. Persons with this type of hearing impairment may find it more difficult to locate from what direction sound is coming, listening on the impaired side, and understanding in noisy backgrounds.

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Unilateral Hearing Loss Article

  1. 1. Call Today (847) 453-3643 Visit Our Websitewww.Hearing-Aids-Evanston-IL.com
  2. 2. Unilateral Hearing Loss
  3. 3. Unilateral hearing loss occurswhen there is normal hearing in one ear, and hearingimpairment in the other ear.
  4. 4. Persons with this type of hearing impairment may find it more difficult tolocate from what direction sound is coming, listening on the impaired side, and understanding in noisy backgrounds.
  5. 5. Unilateral losses can be caused by head injury, acoustic tumors, birth defects, recurrent ear infections, and various disease processes, including measles, mumps, meningitis, and Meniere’s disease.
  6. 6. Treatment varies based on the severity of the loss from use of communication strategies, hearing aids, or cochlear implants.
  7. 7. Since hearing in background noise is often very difficult for those with unilateralimpairment, both hearing aids and training in the use of the auditory communication strategies may be beneficial.
  8. 8. Communication strategies may include:• Positioning your better ear toward the sounds you desire to hear.• Moving away from noise sources as often as possible.• Turning down the background noise if possible (e.g., music, television, etc.).• Moving closer the person who you are speaking with.
  9. 9. Give us a call.It is recommended that those with unilateralhearing loss, periodically reassess their hearingstatus.
  10. 10. Call Today (847) 453-3643 Visit Our Websitewww.Hearing-Aids-Evanston-IL.com

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