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    I have minimal 50% comprehension on my right side and fine understanding on left. but hearing loss on both sides. My doc says wear 2 hearing aids but her audiologist says one in good ear only makes more sense. I get pretty good results from one q70 in good ear but wonder if there is advantage to a second on right side .dont understand the technology but question is do 2 q70s have any advantages working in tandem? Thanks for any thoughts,
    Georgey

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    What type of HAs are your Q70s? RIC? ITC? there's the virto line that is IIC or ITC, I don't think the quest line had communication between two HAs in the virto series.

    50% Comprehension means you understand 50% of the words in a test on the right side? Why wouldn't you get a HA in both sides? At 65dB I have 0% word recognition( 1 syllable) on my right side and of course HAs on that side make sense.

    Maybe I don't get that comprehension term. check out my signature, not sure if your's is any worse.

    Maybe post your audiogramm to unrule misunderstanding.

    Obviously stereo is much better in all situations. so yeah go for 2 HAs unless you're totally deaf in one ear.

    edit: and keep in mind the Q series is very old, unless you like them, have compared others and get a very good price for your Qs, try Venture, or Belong( doesn't have much added features, is mainly focused on recharables)
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    phonak audeo q70 RIC in left ear. if i understand my audiologist ,amplifing/correcting my right ear wont help as my 50% comprehension is a brain issue,not a ear issue. I guess my question is will a second phonak audeo q70 on the right side interact with the left in any useful way?

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    in that case you might wanna check out what they call Phonak Cross 2, you would get another aid on the right side, but it would only pick up the sound and transmit that to your left side, so that when spoken to your bad side you will still hear it.

    At the end of the day what's stopping you from simply testing it? You should get a free trial right? Why not just test it for 2 weeks.

    When did you get that q70? as I mentioned it is an older modell.
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    I don't know enough (and I don't have enough info) to say for sure, but how about having your physician (ENT?) talk to the audiologist and see if they could agree what would be best. Even if you have no hearing in one ear, some people thinking there's a benefit to having a hearing aid like device on the ear that transmits signals to the other ear.

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    phonak audeo q70 RIC in left ear. if i understand my audiologist ,amplifing/correcting my right ear wont help as my 50% comprehension is a brain issue,not a ear issue. I guess my question is will a second phonak audeo q70 on the right side interact with the left in any useful way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neville View Post
    Why would someone test your word recognition at 65 dB? That's basically testing AT THRESHOLD for you.
    it's a standard test to see how much you can comprehend without any aids for the insurance company and a criteria for getting your aids subsidized by the insurance.
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    IMHO, you would benefit from wearing a pair of aids. Go to Costco and trial a pair for up to 180 days occasionally remove the one aid and I bet you will miss it.

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    Good lord, insurance companies are silly



    Their money their rules..

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    Well,Thanks a lot for the suggestions. My practical limits are weighed down by finances that restrict me to ebay used items. thus a slightly old audeo q 70 which i find a1 ! . tried this and that in my rt./bad ear and iffy results ;maybe better direction ,tiny amount hearing improvement. should i join costco ,do they ever sell refurb/used ? probably not . id like to try a button hole or mouse style microphone for noisy restaurant tables.
    thanks for all the kind posts;
    georgey

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    Really you aren't that bad off, Georgey. The Q70 is pretty close to a "modern" aid. It has a slightly weakened noise feature but should be adequate in most situations. If they are properly adjust to your loss, you've got a very decent aid. Having problems with noise still affects the most modern premium aids for many of us. The complaint you have is common. I'm not sure but suspect Phonak has a remote mic but it probably requires the phone/BT device also. One of the pros here can verify or deny that.
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