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Volume 11

Benefits and Limitations of Cochlear Implantation for Single-Sided Deafness

Unilateral, SNHL, otherwise known as single-sided deafness, is estimated to occur in 2 – 5 per 1,000 school-age children and 0.11–0.14% of all adults. Those affected have a loss of hearing acuity on the affected side and impaired binaural hearing which negatively impacts sound source localization, understanding speech in noise (SIN) and overall quality of life (QoL).