Headphones and Hearing Loss


My father has significant hearing loss (he's 94). He has always loved music but hasn't been listening much these days.

Could anyone recommend the best headphones for such a person?

Any thought greatly appreciated!
Zd542 wondered: "Why not get custom fit, inner ear headphones?"

Probably because he already has hearing aids in his ears and doesn't want to hassle with removing them to listen to music. The Sennheiser Momentum recommendation sounds (pun intended) like a good one...

I hadn't thought of that. I know very little about hearing aids, so another question. Would using a traditional headphone interfere with hearing aids? They would be so close together.
Many thanks for these responses. I'm going to give the momentum a try. If they are not satisfactory for him, I'll probably take them for myself!

ZD542--yes, I'm not sure the answer to that, but I think some with hearing aids (like my dad) can use over ear headphones for listening.

I'll report back after he uses them a bit, in case others have similar questions!
I was thinking that hearing aids may need to be calibrated in some way. So, for example, if they are setup for an average distance of 10ft for normal conversation, putting headphones on may overload the hearing aids. Kind of like if you have too much gain on a phono preamp.