I've decided I want to try and attain a NPPL. I've had several trial lessons over the past 7 years, flying C152s, C172 & Piper Warriors. I have one hurdle to overcome though, I'm deaf in one ear.
I've had one or two trial lessons whereby I was able to hear all communications without a problem. On other occasions though, I've had significant trouble hearing ATC communications. In contrast, I have never had any trouble with regards to hearing the instructor. Does anyone know why this is? I do not understand why it's so variable. It doesn't make sense why I can hear the intercoms perfectly fine, but often struggle to hear ATC. Clarity itself doesn't seem to be the issue, it seems to be more related to volume.
Also, does anyone happen to know whether or not there's any specific headsets/amplification equipment and/or other devices that many benefit me?
[Edited 2011-04-24 14:56:46]