What a difference one day of good hearing makes! Highlights of today included listening to my oldest son’s whisper for the first time and chatting with my daughter in the car while I drove. A week ago, neither would not have been possible for me to hear. I owe these communication milestones to my new ReSound Verso hearing aids and the ReSound Unite Mini-Microphone.
Welcome to day two of my series ‘Diary of a Lipreading Mom.’
In a partnership with ReSound, manufacturer of hearing technology, and LipreadingMom.com, I received the ReSound hearing aids and wireless Mini-Mic at no charge. The Mini-Mic attaches to the collar of whoever is speaking to me, and the microphone wirelessly transmits a signal to both my hearing aids. When a person talks into the microphone, I can hear the voice through both aids. Like an FM (frequency-modulated) hearing device used commonly by those with hearing loss, the Mini-Mic helps me hear conversation in various settings. Such as in the car with my adorably loud kids, or in a noisy restaurant with a friend, or at the doctor’s office with a chatty nurse who has her back turned to me. By the way, I used my Mini-Mic in all of those settings today. And I had the most relaxing and engaging conversations in 10 years.
Before the Mini-Mic, I resorted to lipreading my kids in the rearview mirror while I drove. Scary, huh? Thank you, ReSound, for this gift of better hearing.
This week, watch my blog for more updates on my ReSound hearing journey. Tomorrow: I will test out my new ReSound bluetooth phone microphone. I can’t wait to call my mom on the cell phone and actually understand her words!