SENSENEURAL HEARING LOSS AND ITS INFLUENCE ON THE QUALITY OF LIFE
We examined 35 patients with unilateral mild sensorineural hearing loss.
Patients were interviewed using the Speech, Space and Hearing Quality (SSQ) questionnaire
before hearing aid and after hearing aid 1 month later. Data analysis showed that patients
with mild sensorineural hearing loss after hearing aids showed significantly higher scores
compared to the previous one. After bilateral hearing recovery, SSQ scores were significantly
higher than those with unilateral hearing loss for speech in silence, speech in noise, sound
localization, sound distance and movement. Re-testing has shown an improvement in the
quality of life of patients, which dictates early hearing aid in case of a mild degree of
neurosonic hearing loss.