This week Biswajit Sadangi, Director and Audiologist with Manning Audiology shares this expertise on single-sided deafness.
Ears may come in pairs, but that doesn’t mean hearing conditions necessarily come in twos as well.
That’s a good thing because in many cases hearing loss in one ear can be improved through the other.
Single-sided deafness (SSD) is a condition in which a person has lost hearing in one ear, while he or she may have anywhere from normal hearing to profound hearing loss in the other.
We were designed to have two ears for a reason; the brain uses both ears for elevated volume, to pinpoint the direction of a sound and for additional processing power.
Losing the function in one ear severely limits a person’s hearing on a variety of levels including sound localization, hearing in noise, listening while performing other tasks, Binaural loudness summation.
There are several potential causes of SSD, including:
- Physical damage to the ear
- Head trauma
- Acoustic neuroma
- Meniere’s disease
- Viral or bacterial infection, and
- Circulatory system disorders.
Keeping up with conversations in noisy environments is a challenge for people with single-sided deafness.
The latest in hearing technology available at Manning Audiology provides the perfect solution with a range of CROS devices.
Allowing true-to-life sound to be heard from both sides, the CROS makes it a lot easier to hear speech in noise.
Worn on the hearing-impaired ear, CROS looks like an ordinary hearing aid, receiving sound and wirelessly transmitting to any compatible hearing aid on your better ear.
Driven by new, ground-breaking technology, a new standard in hearing aid performance has been achieved allowing more sound into the hearing aid than ever before.
If you're an experienced hearing aid user, you'll hear the difference straight away as sounds will seem richer, more detailed and more natural.
Here are just a few more benefits achievable with the CROS Device range:
- Experience soft and comfortable loud sounds with the added advantage of sound classes which adapt sound in every environment,
- Enjoy conversations more, even in the noisiest of social situations,
- Hear more details of the world around you, in a way that’s as true-to-life as technology allows,
- Relax with soothing Zen tones to help aid tinnitus relief.
How you can try this yourself
You can now try this incredible technology yourself locally.
All you need do is contact one of the friendly staff at Manning Audiology today and make an appointment.
It is obligation free and you can experience the new CROS solution first hand.
If you are suffering from hearing loss, Manning Audiology has the best technology available.
This technology has come a long way and can now help most people enrich their lifestyle by meeting their listening goals.
Here, you will not only get the best service but also the best solutions to cater to your problems.
When it comes to choosing hearing aids, we all get biased by so many factors like, which one to choose, what size will be better, which brand is good and mostly the cost.
As Manning Audiology are privately owned, they are completely independent in their treatment plans.
For more information please visit maudiology.com.au or call 5532 6900 to make an obligation-free appointment.