If you are deaf in one ear, also referred to as single-sided deafness (SSD), a bone anchored hearing system may be the most appropriate solution. Being deaf on one side reduces not only your ability to locate sounds but also your ability to follow conversations in noisy environments – a combination that can make everyday life quite challenging.
How a bone anchored hearing system can help
Traffic situations such as biking and jogging, and noisy situations such as meetings and social gatherings can be particularly problematic if you are deaf in one ear. A bone anchored hearing system can pick up sounds on your deaf side, convert them into sound vibrations and transfer them to your healthy ear via the skull bone. By reducing the head shadow effect and making it easier to understand speech, bone anchored hearing systems can take much of the work out of listening. Benefits can vary from person to person.