Recently, I invested a significant amount of money in myself. I bought a pair of the Bose Hearphones™. I’ve had poor hearing a very long time, too long. The significant amount I paid was $500, plus tax and a 5 hour drive to Plano.
Nearly every issue of publications focusing on seniors, those of us 50 and older, has at least one article about hearing loss. The May issue of Seniorific News featured a front page article, “Understanding hearing loss”. Strictly speaking, these are not hearing aids. However, for my type of hearing loss and that of many others, they are a significantly less expensive alternative.
The Hearphones™ come with 4 presets: Focused conversation; Group conversation; Music; Television. Those modes filter out background noise and use directional mics to capture what you are trying to hear. You can boost or decrease the volume through those mics, increase treble or bass, and balance left/right ear. Another 10 personal modes can be set.
With Bluetooth you can stream music, answer or make calls and other cool stuff. One button activates voice recognition, I said “take a selfie” for the photo I’m posting showing me with my new device.
The Hearphones™ are currently available in only 11 outlets nationwide, learn more at hearphones.bose.com. They’ll take some getting used to, but on my long drive back to Kerrville I could hear NPR clearly, with background noise in my van nearly eliminated.
Here is one thing I’ve already noticed, I am much less aware of my severe tinnitus. Ringing in both ears has been a constant annoyance for me since childhood. In fact, it wasn’t until well into midlife that I even realized the ringing had a name and not “everyone” experienced the problem.
Check back on my website or FB page for the latest updates on my other new adventures in hearing.
Better yet, give me a call, 512.808.0624, I’ll be able to hear and speak with you clearly using my Bose Hearphones™ paired with my phone.