hearing from 1 ear

Ears may come in pairs, but that doesn’t mean hearing loss does also.

Single-sided deafness (SSD) is a condition where and the individual has completely lost hearing in one ear, while having anywhere from normal hearing or just mild hearing loss in the other.

It may not seem like a big deal since you can “still hear with your good ear,” but SSD can limit your hearing in many ways:

Sound localization: The brain knows which direction sound is coming from by which ear receives the sound first. If you can only hear out of one ear, you may have difficulty locating the origin of the sound.

hearing aidThere are plenty of reasons NOT to by a hearing aid online.  Here are just a few:

 It is a medical device.

                Even if you struggle with hearing, and admit it, making an impulse purchase of a hearing aid can do more harm than good.  Hearing aids are designed with particular needs in mind.  Without knowing the exact type of hearing loss you are experiencing, it may cause more harm. 

You may not actually have hearing loss. 

                There may be other reasons for having trouble hearing – such as a large buildup of ear wax!  A complete screening is necessary for everyone who is having any audiological issues.

Carmen Morris Pomona Host Lions Service"You can't get very far until you start doing something for somebody else" – Melvin Jones

Christensen Hearing Center owner and Pomona Lions Club President, Carmen Morris, recently helped organize the celebration for the Pomona Host Lions 97 years of service and the Lion's Club International's 100 years of service. The photo was taken at the installation celebration event.  The jumbo star-shaped glasses were given to the officers by Installing Officer PGD, Gil Smith, to remind everyone to focus on celebration, service, and fun.

In January 27, 1951 Melvin Jones, secretary-general of Lions International, visited the Pomona Lions Club.  Jones spoke to the crowd in his visit about the importance of looking to the future.  While planning the 100 years of service celebration, Morris was inspired when she found this quote from the newspaper article (below) featured in the Progress Bulletin, now the Daily Bulletin.

Carmen Morris Elected President of Pomona Host Lions ClubOur very own hearing specialist and owner, Carmen Morris has been elected president of the Pomona Host Lions Club. Almost 20 years after women were first admitted as full members to Lions International on July 5, 1987, she has worked her way to the top.

Morris, a member of the club for many years, took office this past June. She joins the ranks of president, alongside many female presidents across the country. In fact, according to Lions International Spokesperson Dane Lajoye, women are the fastest growing segment of the Lions Worldwide.

Infant HearingIt can be a tough prognosis to have a child diagnosed with hearing loss. There are so many decisions and next steps it can be hard to know where to start. To help your child start off in the right direction, it is important to have your infant or child fitted for hearing aids.

Of every 1,000 children born in the United States 2-3 are born deaf or with some degree of hearing loss. Children can also develop hearing loss later in childhood due to infection, medication, a genetic condition or exposure to loud noises.

Hearing health is so critical to young children because their brains are developing so rapidly. Sound is critical for developing normal brain pathways for hearing, speech and language. Language development depends on early listening and speaking. Exposure to language helps children pick up on words and spoken syntax and language structure.