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Post-Treatment => Post-Treatment => Topic started by: thomasb on March 04, 2019, 11:30:45 am

Title: Post Op Hearing the TV
Post by: thomasb on March 04, 2019, 11:30:45 am
Now that surgery is done I am trying to rest by watching TV but I have found that hearing in my left ear is poor. Wil it take some time for me to adjust to hearing in my lefty year? Are there any devices which I might need to add to my TV which will help? Does anyone use wireless headphones to help?  Thanks
Title: Re: Post Op Hearing the TV
Post by: jami on April 04, 2019, 11:03:59 am
Hi tomasb,

Isnt that the worst? And some shows/movies are even more difficult to hear. Of course, Closed Captioning helps when it is available.

Apple Air pods have something called Live Listen: "With Live Listen, your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch can act like a microphone that sends sound to your AirPods. Live Listen can help you hear a conversation in a noisy area or even hear someone speaking across the room."

I ended up purchasing something called Bose Hearphones, which also can control how/where you want to listen (in front of me, all around 360 degrees, for example). I can also control the background noise, how sensitive to be. When on a plane, turned down the background noise all the way and it was the same effect as the Bose QC35. When watching tv, i set it about +10 and can hear the tv, like a real person (its amazing!). BUT neither of those are cheap, the big drawback.

I think at your follow up appointment post surgery (MRI follow up maybe) they will talk to you about hearing options as well.

BY the way - hope the surgery went well and you are doing ok.