I just went to the ENT today. (Santa Cruz, CA.)
The news at the ENT was interesting, to say the least. (extreme pressure in my *good-ear") Steroid spray will take care of that in two weeks time but, I must use it daily, for my life-time. (heavy allergies here)
It's interesting that the good ear working so hard doing more over-time than it would if, I had hearing on both sides meaning that I should have better hearing, into older age than I would on that one side---if it had the help of the otherside. (that is what I was told today; comments?)
The bad news is, I was able to understand over half the words said into the right-side AN ear, upon the last testing a year ago. Now, it is getting close to zero (totally gone) and the audiologist expects it to be at nothing at all, by the next exam/testing. I can't understand any words on the SSD right area, anymore.
Add background noise to the good ear in any situation and that makes you/me almost totally deaf in such an environment. The strain of trying to understand conversation during a day causes the extreme fatique as we all know.
I went into the Santa Cruz Hearing-Aid-Center for further discussion about my musicians ear-plugs. (by the way........I used those for concerts, my own playing music and when booked for a long dental appointment such as, root-canal treatments, etc.)
That is my experience in the Santa Cruz audiologist appointment this time!
Good luck neighbor, with your TransEar. I'm happy for you---may it work..........