Question: I have hearing loss in one ear that cannot be helped with a hearing aid and normal hearing in the other ear. Can you suggest anything to help me?
Answer: Single sided deafness, unilateral hearing loss, can be helped by using a contralateral routing of signals (CROS). In other words, the hearing aid system uses a microphone device on the poor ear to “send” sounds wirelessly from that side to a device in the better hearing ear. With this system, even conversation on the poor ear side can be heard and understood. We are created with two ears for a purpose. Normal hearing in one ear is not normal hearing, but the CROS system helps many to experience improved communication.