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Headphones for a half deaf person

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So it's Christmas and my dad has been using the same crappy skull candy 20$ headphones for a good 2 years and i want to get him a upgrade. The problem is that he can only hear around 15% out of one of his ears. Is there a headphone that won't break the bank and is from a quality producer (sennheiser,bose,akg,ect) that could fit his needs or something?   

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Something from Bose would surely do the trick but they are not on the cheap end of the stick.  I have been using my Bose headphones for 6 or 7 years at least without any problems other than having to replace the foam earpads last year after they wore out.

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Try a bone conducting headphone. It bypasses the eardrum, so he might actually be able to hear more of the sound.

They're a little more expensive, at around $100. AfterShokz is a pretty well regarded brand for them, and the wired ones are much more reasonable at around $60.


"Doesn't break the bank" isn't a quantifiable metric. I just bought my cousin $270 headphones for Christmas, my bank account is fine.

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