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If I have hearing loss in one ear is it possible that the other gets better?

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Dr. Michael Armstrong
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

In fact, one-sided hearing loss causes a loss of spatial discrimination of sound, which makes understanding speech in crowded situations more difficult.
The brain will actually lose this capacity with disuse, so the best treatment is to amplify the failing ear with a hearing aid. The sooner, the better.

In brief: No

In fact, one-sided hearing loss causes a loss of spatial discrimination of sound, which makes understanding speech in crowded situations more difficult.
The brain will actually lose this capacity with disuse, so the best treatment is to amplify the failing ear with a hearing aid. The sooner, the better.
Dr. Michael Armstrong
Dr. Michael Armstrong
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: No

Loss of hearing in one ear does not make the other ear better. Depending on the etiology, the second ear may become involved in the same process.

In brief: No

Loss of hearing in one ear does not make the other ear better. Depending on the etiology, the second ear may become involved in the same process.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Thank
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