"I feel so much more involved in life!"
Hannah Worthley, aged 31, has a full, active life. She wanted a set of hearing instruments that could keep up with her busy schedule as a Registered General Nurse, and her future plans that include travel and kickboxing lessons.
Hannah was born with binaural hearing loss. She wore her first set of hearing aids at age three and a half, and has read lips to compensate for her severe hearing loss. In some social situations, she felt more like an observer than an active participant since hearing speech proved consistently challenging.
All of this changed when her Registered Hearing Aid Dispenser, Phillip Ball, fitted her with Yuu™ hearing instrument.
“Wearing Yuu for the first time was like swapping a Skoda for a Bentley! There is simply no comparison as the improvement has been so great. The sound quality is exceptional and so natural. The clarity is fantastic. I feel so much more involved in life! I can join in more conversations and a broader range of activities because I can hear words and sounds more easily than ever before.”
Phillip Ball was amazed by Hannah’s results with the Yuu hearing instruments: “I have been fitting hearing instrument for over 36 years and the results that I got when fitting Hannah with the Yuu hearing instruments is one of the most incredible things that I have ever seen. When I turned on the hearing aids, there was an immediate response, which is incredible given her profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. The instant improvement in her speech and her ability to hear many sounds for the first time is immensely rewarding for both Hannah and myself.”
Hannah is noticing that she can now hear birds singing, a low-battery signal in a fire alarm, and the chirping of a parrot at work. She is able to follow conversations, even in crowded, noisy situations, where she is no longer distracted by background noise. In most situations when wearing her Yuu instruments, she does not have to lip read or look at a person face-to-face to understand what is being said.
“At work, I can push patients along in their wheelchairs and have a conversation with them as we walk, instead of having to stop and look at them when we speak,” Hannah explains. This new dimension of freedom is something that Hannah has never experienced in her thirty years of wearing hearing instruments.
She recently traveled to Northern Ireland and could engage in dialogue with the local residents, a task that would have been too daunting with her previous hearing instruments, because of the different speech accents, and her past challenges of understanding consonants and words.
Hannah is impressed with Yuu’s innovative antiShock™ technology and feedback management. She noticed that a plate being dropped on the floor is no longer such a painfully loud sound. She no longer experiences headaches, as she did with her previous hearing aids, since she no longer hears echoes or feedback.
“I wear my Yuu hearing instruments around 13 hours a day. I can smile, put my hands over my ears, and even hug someone, and I do not experience feedback,” she explains.
Hannah also appreciates the convenience of Yuu’s Smart Control remote device: “Smart Control is extremely easy-to-use, fits well in the palm of my hand, and the buttons are easy to manipulate. I prefer to adjust my volume and make program changes this way, as it is convenient and easier.”
She also enjoys listening to music more than ever before: “Music lends a renewed quality as I am now able to hear the different tones, levels of sound, and voices more clearly. I was recently listening to Dido and her voice sounded superb. My whole listening experience was greatly enhanced.
“I continue to be amazed by my Yuu hearing aids,” explains Hannah. “From the moment Phillip put them on my ears, my life has changed. I’m continually discovering new sounds and developing the ability to recognize new words and sounds every day.”
“Wearing Yuu for the first time was like swapping a Skoda for a Bentley!"