DT and her husband have been coming to the Zephyrhills office of Gardner Audiology for many years. Both are long time hearing aids users. She came in to the office about a month ago complaining of difficulty understanding conversations socially. She had gotten to the point where she was avoiding attending social functions because she could not participate in the conversations. Research studies have shown links between hearing loss and social isolation and depression. DT decided to participate in our current Field Study to see if new technology hearing aids would make a difference.
DT was fitted with Starkey Z Series i90 receiver in the canal hearing aids and immediately commented that my voice sounded clearer. Upon returning in one week, she reported being able to understand her husband and friends better. At the end of her trial she showed marked improvement in understanding in quiet, groups, noisy settings, and in the car. She no longer worries about not being able to follow the conversations and is active with her friends once again!