People with single-sided deafness may benefit from a cochlear implant

A cochlear implant improves communication and gives better understanding of speech and localising sounds for people with single-sided deafness, studies find.

Three scientific studies find that cochlear implants improve hearing for people with single-sided deafness.

Single-sided deafness (SSD) is a unilateral hearing loss where the person has normal hearing or near to normal hearing in one ear and severe to profound hearing loss in the other ear.

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