by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.
A man explained:
I want to order the Music Links. Although your website suggests getting the dual model, I may order the single ear model because I think I may be fumbling around too much trying to put a Music link behind each ear. I’m not on the phone all the time at work and envision putting the Music Link on as needed.
I understand. It is a bit of a hassle when the phone rings to put the Music links on, switch your hearing aids to t-coil mode, and answer the phone all before the person hangs up.
However, if you have trouble hearing and understanding on the phone, hearing with two ears will give you much better comprehension than just hearing with one ear.
Here’s a way to still hear with two ears and yet answer the phone quickly.
Get the dual Music Links and when the phone rings, quickly put one Music Link over one ear and flip the t-coil on that hearing aid on. Leave the other ear hook dangling while you answer the phone—then, once you are all connected and are talking you can leisurely hook the other Music Link over your other ear and flip that t-coil on so your second ear can join in on the conversation. You should notice a dramatic increase in both your comprenhension and ease of listening.
If the call is going to be short, and you can hear the person well with just one ear, just leave the second Music Link dangling for that call.
This way, you can always get the benefit of both ears when you need it and yet still answer your phone reasonably fast.