Re: Hearphones for Unilateral Deafness from Sudden Hearing Loss?
A couple of things to add:
-Since I already have only partial hearing, I'm not a fan of using any type of headphone or hands-free device in a car while driving. These are no different, mainly because you don't pick up anything on your "bad" said in "Everywhere" mode, which is the mode you presumably would want while driving. Plus, my phone normally connects to my car's stereo via bluetooth, but it will stay connected to my Hearphone instead if I'm using it - so, even worse, you can't hear everything anyway, and your music is playing directly into your one good ear. You could solve that specific issue by un-pairing the Hearphone so the phone plays through the car's stereo and your Hearphone still works, but that would get old after one time, in my view.
-Unfortunately, there does not appear to be any way to control the "blend" of the right/left channels in "Focused" and "Forward" modes by playing around with the balance. Muting the "bad" side shuts down those microphones completely. I'm sure this could all be controlled via software/firmware updates, but Bose would have to do it.
-Unless you use the device all the time, size is an issue. The carrying case is relatively compact, but would not fit in any pants pockets unless you are wearing huge baggy pants with big pockets, so now what do you do with the Hearphones when you want it with you, but not use it all the time? The only decent alternative is to wear it, but take the earpieces out. That is one another are where my old hearing aids win out - I had a tiny case for them that easily fit in a pants pocket. Could even fit a spare pair batteries in there, as well. Whether those spare batteries were actually good, or duds, was a crapshoot.
-Sound quality playing music from my phone is great. However, still getting occassional BT disconnects, so these are going to get exchanged.