Will a hearing aid help my single sided deafness?
The symptoms you describe are very common for people with single-sided deafness. As the two ears are designed to work together, particularly in more noisy environments such as groups, meetings, pubs/bars, etc, when one ear is not working it dramatically adds to the difficulties of hearing in those situations. There are effective solutions for single-sided deafness but it will mean wearing hearing aids all of the time and not just when you are struggling. Because the sounds from your left side will need to be processed through your right ear, it takes the brain some time to adjust to this sensation and is not the type of function you can switch on and off by only wearing the technology occasionally. My advise would be to talk to your local audiologist about the possible solutions available so that you can make an informed decision for your hearing.
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