IHLMA Updates

Understanding hidden hearing loss

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Alice, who now avoids crowded restaurants and parties, most likely has what’s known as “hidden hearing loss”—a brain problem hearing tests aren’t designed to catch. For this reason, it’s not a well-understood condition. “Hidden” hearing loss is defined as hearing loss that’s not detectable on standard hearing tests, which zero in on problems within the […]

IHLMA Updates

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

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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 […]