Profound Unilateral Hearing Loss

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Please spend some time here and explore the world of Random Deafness which I inhabit as a conseqeuence of having PUHL (Profound Unilateral Hearing Loss).    I find that people in general are less intereted in its medical name of PUHL (Profound Unilateral Hearing Loss),  or its nickname of SSD  (Single Sided Deafness) – they really just want to know that the person with PUHL they’re trying to  communicate with can sometimes hear them okay but sometimes they can’t hear them atall  – what makes it worse is that there is no way of knowing   when that might be,  or for how long it might last before the person with PUHL is once again able to hear what you are saying as you try to have a conversation.  That seems to be fundamental in order to avoid friction or misunderstandings.  Account needs to be taken for the near certainty that the person with PUHL will have lost some of the context of the conversation as they flip between hearing and not hearing  I hope this website assists people nourish that understanding.

I will try to describe some of the daily practical issues that need to be addressed in various articles (see top menu above).  Please listen to the  podcast which is directly above,  then listen to the video positioned opposite to the top right of this screen, and then read the  blog posts (select “View” from the main menu at top of page) and also visit the forum.

Please use the blog and comments features. Check out the posts listed by tag such as “FAQ” and “puhl” fom the side menu.  To make a comment on a post, click on its heading/title which takes you to a comment box.   I hope to add some more content soon for people to comment on and get some feedback but until then I hope you will enjoy the website. I shall update it and hopefully make it more stimulating and interesting to come back often. Thank you for visiting.

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This is not a medical website so if you are experiencing a lessened or reduced power of hearing in one of your ears then please consult an audiologist

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