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Single-Ear Hearing Loss

Hearing loss in both ears is called binaural hearing loss. It is more common than hearing loss in one ear, known as unilateral hearing loss, which can result in single-sided deafness. This can occur in people of any age and may happen gradually or suddenly. If the hearing loss is sudden (called sudden sensorineural hearing loss), it is considered a medical emergency and requires immediate treatment. Unilateral hearing loss can cause a person to have a difficult time locating the origin of sounds, which can be especially disorienting when the person is in a crowded room or noisy location. Unilateral hearing loss also causes sounds to be heard at a lower volume and high-pitched noises to sound muffled. 

Hearing loss varies by type, cause, and degree. It can affect one ear or both, and its effects can be due to disease, heredity,  a noisy environment, or  the aging process. To find the most appropriate solution to your particular hearing impairment, rely on the services of a hearing aid specialist. At ABSOLUTE HEARING SOLUTIONS, we present this column to educate the public on hearing loss and its effects and to help inform the millions of men, women, and children with hearing problems that help is available. Don’t suffer in a world of silence. Have a hearing test at our office! 

P.S. Sudden hearing loss that results in single-sided deafness occurs in 15 percent of all sudden hearing loss patients. 

If you and or a loved one are experiencing problems with your ears or hearing, please call 614-654-4309.

Our professional hearing experts bring modern hearing testing, economical digital hearing aids and satisfaction guarantees to the next level! Our office is located at 750 Cross Pointe Rd., Suite F, Gahanna, Ohio. We provide clients with hearing exams, high-quality digital hearing aids, and personalized hearing services you can trust.

Many of our patients have discovered that traveling to Gahanna was worth their drive. We beat competitor's pricing by 30% -70%, we have the top ten leading hearing aid brands, we have the top speech and hearing testing equipment in the state, we use speech mapping to maximize hearing aid performance, and we put our customers first. Come and see why patients are willing to make the drive to invest in their hearing. We look forward to hearing from you.

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P.S. We use these hearing aid companies and many more: Starkey, Phonak, Siemens, Unitron, Microtech, GN Resound, Rexton, Oticon, and Widex. Plus, we have the same products as Miracle Ear!

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Voted #1 Hearing center in Columbus, OH for 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020

Angie's List 2013 Super Service Award
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2015 Angie's list Super Service Award
Angie's list Super Service Award 2016
2017 Angie's list Super Service Award
Angie's List 2018 Super Service Award
Angie's List 2019 Super Service Award
Angie's List 2020 Super Service Award
Angi Super Service Award 2021
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#1 The Dispatch: CBUS Top Pick 2021

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