Assistive Listening Devices and Unilateral Hearing Loss

First, I must commend this parent for being so knowledgeable and seeking out help for their son. The failure rate for children with untreated unilateral hearing loss is about 35%. The research does show that CROS hearing aids will not help in the classroom environment nearly as much as a personal or sound field FM system. Concerning which is better - the personal or sound field system, there isn't much research. Certainly, the personal system would offer a much better signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) so I personally would start there if the child would successfully wear it. The SF system would be my second choice, but I would strongly consider the child's feelings in this matter.

Hope that helps.

Take our online Hearing Check

Preferred professionals near you

Fauquier ENT Consultants
550 Hospital Dr
Warrenton, VA 20186

View Details

Audiology and Hearing Aid Center
7340 Heritage Village Plz Ste 101
Gainesville, VA 20155

View Details

Ear Nose and Throat Associates - Gainesville
7001 Heritage Village Plz Ste 260
Gainesville, VA 20155

View Details

Leesburg Family Hearing
211 Gibson St NW Ste 202
Leesburg, VA 20176

View Details

Search for a professional

The Healthy Hearing Report

Hear even the softest sounds (ad for Alta 2)
Need Help?

Need Help?

We have more hearing clinic reviews than any other site!