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"My Styletto Connects Are So Comfortable, I Often Forget I’m Wearing Them" - Katie, age 64

As a Director at a global firm, Katie can’t let hearing loss distract her. When her condition slowly worsened a few years ago, she trialed a few devices but chose Styletto Connect after being impressed by their technology and design. Read on to learn how Signia has helped her express her sense of humor freely and explore the world with confidence.

 

“Dealing with hearing loss isn’t always easy, and it’s sometimes embarrassing, but I always try to find the humor in life.

For me, hearing loss was like watching hair grow – it happened so gradually that I barely noticed it. Until about three years ago.

Recognizing the need for a change

My adult children were always complaining that I had the TV on too loud. I always arrived at meetings early to secure a spot in the middle of the conference table. If I was at one end or another, I couldn’t hear the whole group. I later realized I had developed many such compensating skills.

At Easter three years ago, I brought cinnamon rolls to a brunch. We were sitting around the table and someone turned to me and said something about the football game on TV, or so I thought. So, I responded with my usual throwaway comment when I couldn’t hear something. “Absolutely!” I answered. Everyone just sort of looked at me strangely, because he had actually just complimented my cinnamon rolls. I felt really silly. I got my hearing tested shortly thereafter and learned that I was a great candidate for hearing aids.

Adjusting to life with full clarity and connectivity

After I got my first, trial pair of hearing aids, I went home and heard my air conditioning click on. I had never heard this before. In fact, I was hearing many sounds that I wasn’t used to, to the point that I had actually convinced myself that there was an intruder in my house. I was terrified, my heart was pounding out of my chest, as I dialed 9-1-1… before realizing that there was no one else in the house. Just me and my new hearing aids.

I recently got the Styletto Connect hearing aids. I love the recharging capabilities. Streaming from TV is much crisper, and the clarity is much better than my previous devices.

I’m the Director of Shared Services for a global engineering firm – that means that I oversee corporate travel, credit cards and expenses reporting.

When I take my calls through my Styletto Connects, it’s fun because they’re nearly invisible to others and my cell phone is just lying there on my desk. Besides the fact that the calls are so clear, I also love to do this because it adds a little humor to my day.

Turning heads while rediscovering the joy of sound

When people walk by and ask me what I’m doing, I just look at them and bring my pinky and thumb to my head and point to the cell phone. They don’t know what to make of it because it looks like I am having a fully-blown conversations with myself. When they finally figure it out, they’re like, “Are you are kidding me?” My colleagues are fascinated with my Styletto Connects. They have become a topic in and of themselves. They think they’re very cool – and I tell them that they’re even cooler because if I am ever bored in a meeting, I can just listen to music and no one will ever know!

Some people worry about whether others can tell if they wear hearing devices, but I don’t care. I’d wear them if they stuck out six inches from my head. Of course, with the Styletto Connect, it’s just the opposite. They’re practically invisible and so comfortable that I often forget I’m wearing them. I’ve actually fallen asleep with them on.

Nowadays, my family loves it because we can put the TV volume down to a normal level and nobody gets irritated because they need to repeat themselves all the time. Now that I am accustomed to hearing clearly, when I take my Styletto Connects out at night, it sounds like I am underwater, which makes be a bit cranky. I can’t hear the crickets chirping if don’t have my hearing aids in.

Some people worry about whether others can tell if they wear hearing devices, but I don’t care. I’d wear them if they stuck out six inches from my head. Of course, with the Styletto Connect, it’s just the opposite. They’re practically invisible and so comfortable that I often forget I’m wearing them. I’ve actually fallen asleep with them on.

I really do love my Styletto Connects, and I wonder how I managed without them.”

Hearing loss won't go away on its own—choose Signia today!

It’s estimated that about 15% of American adults, or 38 million people, have some level of hearing loss. If left untreated, the effects of hearing loss can be far ranging, from straining relationships with family and friends, to affecting your career. And the longer treatment is put off, the more damaging the effects of hearing loss can be.

If you or a loved one are experiencing hearing loss, you can quickly sign up to begin your Signia technology trial by filling out our brief form. After a hearing test and diagnosis, you can begin taking the next steps toward restoring you or your loved one’s hearing and stop missing out on life’s most special moments.

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It’s estimated that about 15% of American adults, or 38 million people, have some level of hearing loss. If left untreated, the effects of hearing loss can be far ranging, from straining relationships with family and friends, to affecting your career. And the longer treatment is put off, the more damaging the effects of hearing loss can be.

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