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Can anything be done for a dead ear?

As a very young child I was diagnosed with a 'dead ear'. As far as I know the cause was unknown although it could have been due to an illness with a very high temperature. With new technology some 40+ years later would it be worth seeing a specialist to see if there is anything available for me.

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Whilst there are still no medical solutions available for a dead ear, there are now different types of hearing solutions that can be used for unilateral (one-sided) hearing loss. They are know as cros systems and basically work by taking the sound from your dead ear side and transmitting it through your good ear. Many people with unilateral hearing loss find them very beneficial. Talk to your local audiologist about whether this system might be suitable.

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