Julie, thanks for the encouragement about using an aid in an ear that's pretty close to useless. I was tested for a CI about a year ago, but failed by 5% overall, thanks to an aid in my sorta good ear. When I spent a year not really being able to hear much with my "good" ear, I realized that I was getting some sound from my bad ear, which hasn't heard much for nearly 40 years. Fortunately, thanks to taking mega-doses of HRT to offset Meniere's going bilateral, I've regained much of the hearing I had before going bilateral. Now that I'm stable and have done the first three months of intense VRT, I'm thinking about trying an aid in my bad ear. You've given me another reason to do so! Thank you!