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Do you have significant hearing loss in one ear? Does it feel like you can’t tell where sounds are coming from?
Are you able to understand one-on-one conversations in quiet, but get lost in background noise?
Burden of Single-Sided
Often, people with single-sided deafness can follow conversations in quiet settings. This can give your friends and family the impression that your hearing loss is only a minor issue. But single-sided deafness has a significant impact on your quality of life and should be recognized as a serious burden.
Listening with only one ear takes so much more mental effort to separate what you want to hear from background noise. You can’t tell where sounds are coming from, which can make you feel disoriented and overwhelmed.
This can leave you struggling to follow conversations at work, or always having to turn your hearing ear to understand a friend, or worrying that you won’t notice sudden warning noises when crossing the street.
Benefits of binaural hearing with a MED-EL cochlear implant
for single-sided deafness:
- Better speech understanding in noise
- Easier to follow group conversations
- Better hearing in busy places
- Recognize where sounds are coming from
- Less listening effort and less fatigue
- Improved social interaction
- Significant improvement in quality of life