i wore an aid on my AN ear before CK. 6 months after CK, i noticed a loss in hearing. i had it tested and i had quite a reduction in hearing and understanding. the audiologist took my hearing aid and moved it to the non AN ear to try to get my total hearing as good as possible.
i asked what if i wanted to try the aid on the AN ear. she advised that the aid would amplify the noise but without the understanding, it would make the totall hearing worse. but she did program the aid for both sides - i just select which program i wish to use.
i found however to be correct. i could hear the noise , but could not understand it through the aid on the AN side.
in short time, i lost almost all of the hearing in ht AN ear .... i can now take an ear bud from an ipod and i do not hear it ... if i take two and press them against the ear and i do hear some noise. the aid does amplify it - but the understanding of the words is 0.
so is said to myself that i would never use this.
going deer hunting ---- i would hear a noise but have 0 idea of where the noise was coming from. fitted with the loose fitting ear pieces, i d o not get feedback. i put the aid on the AN side- turn up Th volume to almost full bore .... and when the leave rustle- i can hear it and know where it came from. so i can not use the aid on the AN side to use to talk, etc ... but i can use it for direction finding.
so keep trying things .... you never know what might help!