I had my 35mm diameter Vestibular Schwannoma tumor removed March 27, 2017 at NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan. I can strongly recommend the team of Drs Roland and Golfinos there. I've facial palsy in my left side, as expected and just saw my neurological PT for my first time last week. I am hopeful that all will be well in a few more months.
Next week I'll be fitted for a BiCROS hearing aid to bring the sounds from my left side over to the right ear, my audiologist seems to only recommend the WideX brand hearing aids, and it seemed OK with the demo unit last week. But I worry that paying the $3,945 price is not doing my part for affordable care. (or am I subsidizing those on insurance plans that negotiate better deals?)
Also, I've seen conventional hearing aids with impressive Bluetooth connectivity to phones, cars, computers and TVs that look very appealing, and can even be reprogrammed somewhat through iPhone apps. But I don't see any BiCROS (or CROS) hearing aids with that capability. I can imagine that the development of a hearing aid line with two Bluetooth connections (one between ears and another between the good ear and a smart phone) is not as high a priority as a single link hearing aid. Such a hearing aid might also have a battery life problem as it supports two radio links, at least on occasion.
Even so, I wonder if any of you readers have heard of such a hearing aid? Or do you know of any in development, so that if I just wait a few more months I can expect it later?
Thank you in advance for your insights,