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Single earbud for music
« on: December 31, 2016, 10:26:09 am »
I'm 16 months post surgery with complete removal of my tumor. I'm left with some residual pain & complete hearing loss in my right ear. I'm now looking into a single wireless stereo to mono earbud to use in my good left ear with the iPod I got for Christmas. Any suggestions on one with good sound quality?


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Re: Single earbud for music
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2017, 05:45:25 am »
Hi jkkelley .....

I have a Scan Sound 1-BUD single ear bud that mixes both stereo channels into one bud.  It works very well for me.  However, I am not sure if they (or anyone) makes a wireless version since the iPhone 7 has no input jack now.  Your iPod should still work fine with the wired version.  Hope that helps.

Right MVD for trigeminal neuralgia, 1994, Pittsburgh, PA
Left retrosigmoid 2.6 cm AN removal, February, 2008, Duke U
Tumor regrew to 1.3 cm in February, 2011
Translab AN removal, May, 2011 at HEI, Friedman & Schwartz
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Re: Single earbud for music
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2017, 08:40:08 pm »
There are several options on Amazon under 1-Bud and the music quality is better than using one side of a standard as they do convert to stereo. I enjoy music again much more with the 1-bud version.
Diagnosed Feb 2010 with 2.3cm x 3.2cm left side AN
Trans Lab May 26, 2010 tumor had grown to 4.5cm, University of Michigan
Subsequent MRIs are clear
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Re: Single earbud for music
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2017, 10:50:09 am »
Amazon has several single ear bud bluetooth options.  I picked up the Axgio ear bud.  It's very reasonably priced, and I've been surprised by its performance. 

Also- in your mobile phone's settings you can switch audio output from stereo to mono. 
Dx 10/20/2011- 4.5cm
Retrosigmoid- Weill Cornell- 11/15/2011- hypervascular tumor
Translab- 11/30/2011
Multiple complications- CSF leak, DVT, cerebellar injury
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Re: Single earbud for music
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2017, 07:18:31 am »
I got the QCY26 on Amazon. It sounds amazing and was really cheap. I think under $20.
It is quite small, only issue is the battery only lasts maybe 1 1/2 - 2 hours before needing charging.
5/29/2013 4.8 cm retrosigmoid tumor debulk (Dr. Maurer-Rochester, NY)
4/29/2014 retrosigmoid surgery to fenestrate cyst (Maurer)
5/23/2014 translab removed tumor and cyst grown to around 6.5 cm (Friedman/Giannotta)


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Re: Single earbud for music
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 03:38:13 pm »
Anyone use a BAHA for music?  I'm getting fitted in Aug.
4.6 x 3.4 x 2.9 mm (2017)
4.3 x 2.4x 2.5 mm (2016)
3.9 x 2.1 x 2.5 mm (2015)


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Re: Single earbud for music
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 05:18:23 pm »
I use a blue tooth bone conducted (not anchored) headset so I don't block out ALL noise for when I'm walking around outside or working in the house and don't want to miss the phone  or doorbell ring. I found four different ones on Amazon. They all work fine.
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Re: Single earbud for music
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2017, 10:11:48 pm »
I use a mixed mono earbud and an ear plug in my, not quite, deaf ear when listening while on the plane. I use a set of AFTERSHOKZ headphones when I want to listen in private at home. Bluetooth, bone conduction headphones originally intended for runners, I believe. Pleasantly good sound and enough bass to "tickle the temples".