Is there nothing I can do if I have normal hearing in one ear and severe hearing in the other ear?

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If hearing problems are discovered, they should be diagnosed and treated early. At present, hearing impairment is no longer a big problem. Most hearing problems can be solved through effective treatment, such as wearing hearing aids and cochlear implants.


Is there nothing that can be done if one ear has normal hearing and the other has severe hearing?

If one ear is normal and the other ear is severely hearing-impaired, then the sounds you usually hear are heard by the good ear, and the hearing function of the poor ear will not be used. If you do not wear a hearing aid to help hearing, it will take a long time. . The hearing function of the poor ear will deteriorate to a worse level or even completely lose the hearing function. It is recommended to listen with both ears.


But there are also some people who have hearing loss in one ear for too long, and the hearing aid is not effective at all, but increases the discomfort. Therefore, you should be cautious when wearing a hearing aid for single-ear deafness. Everyone's situation is different. However, in the long run, in order to protect the hearing of the good ear and avoid hearing fatigue of the good ear, it also allows the poor ear to receive a certain amount of sound stimulation to achieve normal hearing. Center, it is recommended to do a comprehensive examination, audition, and evaluation before deciding whether to listen.

Severe hearing loss refers to an average hearing loss of 70~90dB. For such hearing loss, almost every manufacturer currently has ultra-high-power hearing aids, and the fitting range of many hearing aids reaches 120dB, which can theoretically solve the hearing needs of these patients.


The situation of each patient is different, so it cannot be generalized! In other words, not every patient with severe hearing loss will have satisfactory results when wearing a hearing aid.


There are the following related factors:

* The age of the patient and the time of hearing loss: Usually the older the age, the time of hearing loss The longer it is, the worse the effect of the hearing aid;
* Is the nature of the patient’s hearing loss conductive, sensorial, neural, or central? The closer to the central hearing loss, the worse the hearing aid effect;
*Technical content of the selected hearing aid: It is also a case of severe hearing loss. Since each person’s hearing characteristics are different, the hearing aid technology required is also different. The appropriate technology should be selected according to the patient’s specific hearing characteristics;
* Is the patient’s personality positive? , Whether the personality is extroverted: The more active and extroverted patients are, the easier it is to obtain better hearing aid and rehabilitation effects;
* The richer the hearing aid selector’s medical and audiological knowledge, the more clinical experience in hearing aid selection The richer the information, the more suitable the hearing diagnosis and hearing aid adjustment are for the patient;
* The sense of responsibility and love of the hearing aid selector are the basic guarantee for his work and the guarantee for the effectiveness of the patient's hearing aid;

* Hearing aid It is very important whether the adaptation process after selection can be passed smoothly.

And when we find that we have hearing loss, we need to wear hearing aids as soon as possible. The hearing aid effect after wearing the hearing aid is closely related to the duration of your hearing loss. Generally speaking, , if other factors are not considered, the longer the hearing loss lasts, the worse the hearing aid effect will be after wearing the hearing aid, so early intervention, early treatment and early wearing are needed.