"I didn’t know how much I was missing in life without hearing aids. Now, I don’t miss anything."
Tom has had a hearing loss for nearly five years. He was very hesitant to get his hearing checked. “I didn’t believe that I had a hearing problem,” Tom said. Tom would always ask people to speak up or repeat themselves. His family finally convinced him to get his hearing checked.
Recognizing that he did have a hearing loss, Tom made the decision to start wearing hearing instruments. However, style is a big concern for him. He doesn’t want them to be easily visible. To meet his style-conscious needs, Tom wears Next™ 16 Moxi™ Behind-the-Ear (BTE) with optimumFit™. “The hearing aids are very comfortable to wear and I don’t even notice them when they are on my ear. My friends and family also don’t notice them unless I point them out,” Tom said.
Tom finds that his Next hearing instruments are very useful for conversations. Hearing speech is important for Tom in his job as a chauffeur. “Before these hearing aids, I had to ask my passengers to use the intercom to communicate with me,” Tom began. “Now, I can not only hear them without the intercom, I can also hear other sounds that I haven’t heard in a long time, such as other car engines.”
As a chauffeur, Tom needs to contact his dispatcher frequently. For this, Tom uses a cellular phone to stay connected. He is very happy with how the Next hearing instruments work with his cell phone: “The hearing aids are great. I don’t need to increase the volume on my phone or my hearing aids. It is nice that as soon as I put my phone up to my ear, my hearing aids automatically switch into the telephone program,” Tom related.
Tom also finds the automatic program very convenient. “I don’t find that I have to make many adjustments,” Tom said. When he did have to make adjustments, Tom uses a Smart Control remote: “The remote is easy-to-use, with large buttons; I don’t even have to look at it when I am pressing the buttons. I like that I have the ability to adjust both hearing aids at the same time with the remote,” Tom stated.
Tom is very happy with his hearing instruments and his improved quality of life: “I didn’t know how much I was missing in life without hearing aids. Now, I don’t miss anything,” Tom said.
“The remote is easy-to-use, with large buttons; I don’t even have to look at it when I am pressing the buttons."