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Re: Unilateral hearing loss

I don't know if this is relevant, but I have heard 
audiologists say that it is well-known that (right-handed) 
rifle shooters tend to have more left-ear loss, because 
their head shields their right ear from the muzzle wave.  
The opposite is the case for (right-handed) pistol 

Is it possible that your colleague sees lots of military 
(and former military) patients?  The military uses mostly 
rifles, not pistols, and most people are right-handed.

Just a thought...

Best regards,

Bob Masta

On 14 Apr 2011 at 12:56, Peter van Hengel wrote:

> Dear list,
> a colleague of mine is very interested in unilateral hearing loss. He's been
> working in audiology for over 30 years and claims that in his experience it
> is much more common for the left ear to be affected than the right.
> Furthermore, if the right ear is affected, and the person is also
> right-handed, the problems with processing auditory information are much
> larger than in cases of left-sided hearing loss and/or left-handedness.
> However, he does not know of any publications on the subject. Is there
> anyone on the list who knows?
> All the best,
> Peter van Hengel
> Audiologisch Centrum Twente
> the Netherlands

Bob Masta
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