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ckb
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May 27, 2019

Re: Hearphones for Unilateral Deafness from Sudden Hearing Loss?

With at least 5 thousand cases of sudden unilateral hearing loss a year, happening to young to middle aged adults, Bose is missing out on some serious money! I hope they can make these to send all sound to one earbud. I miss hearing in stereo and missing out on sounds, I miss being able to hear everyone at the table. 

ckb
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Re: Hearphones for Unilateral Deafness from Sudden Hearing Loss?

I would pay over $500 tonight if it had this feature

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Re: Hearphones for Unilateral Deafness from Sudden Hearing Loss?

I'd like to throw my vote in for this feature as well. I suffered a SSHL and this feature would make a substantial difference for me.

ST - Hearphones
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Re: Hearphones for Unilateral Deafness from Sudden Hearing Loss?

Hi raypp2,

 

Thank you for joining the Bose Hear Community.  While I can't commit to acting on this specific request, let me assure you, we are listening.

 

Sincerely,

ST

 

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Aug 4, 2019

Re: Hearphones for Unilateral Deafness from Sudden Hearing Loss?

Hi Bose Engineers, Sales Team and Product Team.

Please add the mono sound feature. I work in San Francisco and I would love to tell all coworkers to buy your Hearphones. Me and plenty of my other coworkers suffer from single sided deafness, and I can vouch for them that we all want that feature. I will be more than happy to advertise your product at my company. 

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Re: Hearphones for Unilateral Deafness from Sudden Hearing Loss?

Hi StacyP, and everyone who has posted in this discussion.

 

Thank you for your ideas and encouragement to make changes to Bose Hearphones.  We can't comment on things that may or may not be in development. However, we are listening, and we are always working on something.

 

Sincerely,

ST

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@StacyP wrote:

Please add the mono sound feature. I work in San Francisco and I would love to tell all coworkers to buy your Hearphones. Me and plenty of my other coworkers suffer from single sided deafness, and I can vouch for them that we all want that feature. I will be more than happy to advertise your product at my company. 


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I have and will always be a fan of Bose but last year I lost hearing in one ear from an acoustic neuroma tumor and became single-sided deaf. In that time I found a headphone made specifically for the single-sided deaf called the 2E1 "Two Ears in One" which has both the left and right hi-fi speaker drivers in one ear cup. I highly recommend it as an alternative to mono-mixing the audio (not a fan) and it is the only headphone that recreates the stereo experience for my one working ear now that I am single sided deaf. I hope this info helps. 

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Re: Hearphones for Unilateral Deafness from Sudden Hearing Loss?

Bose,

 

Can you please release a white paper on how to use the hearphones for SSD (Single Sided Deafness)?

 

I would buy them if I understood what features applied to people with SSD.

 

Here is my wish list:

1. Turns off one ear and does silent noise canceling in that ear.

2. Routes sound from both sides to good ear.

3. Can focus microphones in front so I can hear someone who is standing in front me of without turning my head.

 

I have stopped going to conference receptions because it basically sounds like I am having a conversation with a group of people with an industrial vacuum cleaner running.  Sometimes it gets so bad I get tunnel vision in the eye next to the bad ear.

 

I have an engineering degree and believe I would be a good candidate for beta testing.

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Re: Hearphones for Unilateral Deafness from Sudden Hearing Loss?

Hi, pottmi,

 

Thank you for joining the Bose Hear Community. I appreciate your thoughts and comments.

 

"Can you please release a white paper on how to use the hearphones for SSD (Single Sided Deafness)?"

Bose Hearphones are not a medical device, and we don't recommend them for people with a medical condition. Bose Hearphones are designed to improve the ability of the general population to hear conversations in noisy environments.

 

"I would buy them if I understood what features applied to people with SSD."

The best way to know if Bose Hearphones will be useful for you is to try them. You can do that in a Bose retail store, or purchase them from Bose online. Bose offers a 30-day trial. Please follow the link for details.

 

"I have an engineering degree and believe I would be a good candidate for beta testing."

You can help us improve our products by participating in this User Research Hearing Survey

 

Thank you!

ST

 

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Well, I am evaluating to Hearphones over this past 3+ weeks.  I have SSD in my right ear and think I shall keep this valuable but old thread alive.  I am finding them very useful and have learned from your posts about how the focused conversation helps channel sound to my better ear while the 360 degrees does not.  In general, I have found these great for noisy situations and also for being in meetings to hear everyone, even without having to worry about positioning around a conference table.  Their quality of sound for, say, music is also very good.  I do find the collar cumbersome.