It's so nice to have support and to be able to have interaction with those that really understand. I too, have those close to me always changing which side of me they sit on, walk on, etc. Jan, I demo'd (on a soft headband) both the ponto pro and the BP 100. I found that the BP q00 was a better choice for me. I could not tell the difference in the settings on the Ponto Pro and found that it was easier to change the settings on the BP 100. Also, I liked the fact that you could turn the BP 100 all the way off. Also, Jan, your success is quite noticeable. Do you think part of that is due to the fact that it was so soon after your SSD occurrence? It has been 11, almost 12 years for me, and I am not sure that I can expect the results to be quite as dramatic as yours. However, I will truly be happy with any amount of improvement. Part of the issue with the demos was that even on the soft bands, the appliance hurt and dug into my head after about two hours. I had to take it off. I know the real thing will be different when attached. Also, when I would plug my good ear, I had dramatic hearing clarity in my deaf ear. However, when my good ear was not plugged, it was still questionable for me with a lot of background noise (like a restaurant) how much I could really hear if someone was on my affected side. It took me months to make the decision. Once I knew the insurance approved it, I figured I had nothing to lose. Thank you so much for all the input. Jan, I will send you my address. How wonderful!