Unilateral deafness or single-sided deafness (SSD) is a condition where an individual has non-functional hearing in one ear and receives no clinical benefit from amplification in that ear, with the contralateral ear possessing normal audiometric function. Although single-sided deafness cannot be cured, treatment options include hearing devices that can restore the sensation of hearing from both sides. SSD is severe to profound sensorineural loss in one of the ears. The available treatment options can restore the sense of hearing on the deaf side. These treatment options (bone conducting and air conducting hearing aids) are available with different benefits and usage methods catering to various target groups. The BAHA (bone attached hearing aid) is essentially a hearing aid attached to a “stud” which is screwed into the back of skull bone, and it works very well, but is invasive. Currently, the BAHA system is worn by 15,000 people worldwide. The CROS aid is basically a microphone disposed on the “deaf” side, that is used to provide sound to the “good side”. It requires putting in a device into the good ear. Most people are very unenthused about the CROS aid. It is also called the “bicross” hearingaid. The Trans-ear, a fairly new device, is similar to a BAHA, but the hearing aid goes into the bad ear rather than being clipped onto a stud.
The global unilateral deafness treatment devices market report provides market size (Revenue US$ Million 2014 to 2021), market share and forecasts growth trends (CAGR%, 2017 to 2021).
The global unilateral deafness treatment devices market segmentation is based on product types (air conducting hearing aids, bone conducting hearing aids).
The global unilateral deafness treatment devices market report also provides the detailed market landscape (market drivers, restraints, opportunities), market attractiveness analysis and profiles of major competitors in the global market including company overview, financial snapshot, key products, technologies and services offered, and recent developments. The global unilateral deafness treatment devices market research report is divided by geography (regional and country based) into North America (U.S., Canada), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of LA), Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of EU), Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Rest of APAC), and Rest of the World.
Major players operating in the global unilateral deafness treatment devices market and included in this report are bruckhoff hannover GmbH, Ear Technology Corporation, Sonitus Medical, Inc., Sonova AG (Medtronic, Inc.), and William Demant Holding Group.