Patient Dick Riddle of Wisconsin recently contacted Connect Hearing to share his experience wearing the new Phonak Bolero V-50 hearing aid. After wearing hearing aids for more than 30 years, Dick says he's never been as impressed with technology before. We're honored to be able to share his words below.
I’ve been wearing hearing aids for more than 30 years and have never had one help as much as this one. I call it “my new best friend” – the first thing I do is put it on in the morning and the last thing I do at night is take it out.
I really have to thank the staff at your Oconomowoc hearing clinic. We looked at a few options, but the second I tried this new hearing aid, I knew it was the one for me! I’ve heard sounds I haven’t heard since I started wearing hearing aids. I think of it as "the Cadillac of hearing aids."
Having a great hearing aid is something of a safety issue for me. I completely lost hearing in my left ear after having a mastoidectomy in 1957. Without my hearing aids, I wouldn’t drive very often – imagine not being able to hear an ambulance coming up behind you! It would be dangerous to everyone on the highway.
For anyone considering getting trying hearing aids for the first time, my advice is to remember everyone is different. Look at all your options and work with your hearing professional to make sure you’re getting the best aid for your situation You can’t expect hearing aids to replace your natural hearing – but today’s technology is as close to a perfect replacement as I’ve ever had!