Journey to Baha

About Single Sided Deafness

Single Sided Deafness (SSD) is the term given to significant or total hearing loss in one ear. SSD is usually a permanent condition. There are a number of causes of SSD including sudden deafness, measles, mumps, trauma, acoustic neuroma tumours and hereditary disorders. Every year there are approximately 200 new cases of SSD per million inhabitants in the world.

Reed was diagnosed at birth. His loss is sensorineural in nature, meaning it is caused by nerve damage (or in his case, the nerves never forming properly in the first place).


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