Single Sided Deafness (SSD) is when a person has normal hearing in one ear only.
While some people feel having a Single Sided Deafness does not cause them many difficulties in their daily communication, others struggle in everyday situations – particularly in their work and social life.
Treatment options and communication strategies can significantly reduce the impact of Single Sided Deafness. Treatment options specifically designed to assist people with Single Sided Deafness include:
Our factsheet has more information on single-sided deafness, and how this condition can be effectively resolved.
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