Re: Hearphones for Unilateral Deafness from Sudden Hearing Loss?
Hi, my 20 year old son is totally deaf in one ear. There is a setting on his iphone to have full stereo sound come out of just one ear bud. Would this be possible? To have the sound from all microphone devices pushed to one ear bud? It would be nice to have the option of turning off one side completely or sending all of the sound to just one ear.
There are very limited options for devices that address single sided deafness. My son misses a lot of sound on his right side, which is especially difficult in a crowded room. It is also a safety issue, not being able to hear properly or localize sound. He,too, just started college and these hearphones sound very helpful for a lecture hall or cafeteria.
Android phones also have this feature. Android phone will also let you do a hearing test and do custom curves and volumes for your left and right ears. Then they will let you pick your usual ear for phone calls and use the settings for that ear when you use the phone without headphones. It is one of the few areas where Androids are ahead of iPhones.