... Enter Dr. Jodi Stephans, a wonderful woman, who administered a complete hearing test including my "deaf" ear. Looking at the results, Dr. Stephans determined that the plumbing in this deaf ear was working (I was born with no ear canal or eardrum but the rest of the plumbing was good). So after setting me up with a very nice Oticon hearing aid (I can hear now!), the doctor referred me to a University of Irvine ENT doctor, Dr. Djalilian. This has been a life-changing event.