Saturday, May 15, 2010

Unilateral Hearing Loss

This article is just one example of many studies that have recently been done to show the effects of hearing loss in one ear. There are many professionals out there who still believe that if a child has hearing in one ear then they can learn language normally and function well in the classroom. Please be aware that this is not true. Bilateral hearing (hearing in both ears) gives children a major advantage in learning language and developing good speech patterns. As parents and professionals who are armed with this knowledge, we need to be advocates for these children by raising awareness and spreading research such as this.


  1. Hello. I have been searching the net in an attempt to find recent blogs so I can offer my own experiences for others. I was born deaf in my right ear, and I still am. I am now 35 and dealing with this condition is part of my personality. I've read a number of articles written by so-called "professionals" who offer valuable information, but do so with no understanding of the impact of such a conidtion on the child who has it. In a way, it was insulting. I find your article rather refreshing. In fact, I just created a new email account to use when I post to blogs such as this one. My experiences are available if you're interested in talking:

  2. Hi Tom - I am so glad to hear this. Thank you for your comment! Let me know if you would be interested in writing a post about your experience. I think that would be a great addition to my blog!