As I've aged my hearing loss has become and increasing daily problem. I couldn't clearly know what was being said, often simply guessing. This left me out of the conversation, even with friends, but especially in painting classes that I taught. But thanks to my scientifically designed and tested hearing aids, I can now distinguish consonants, take part in conversation, hear the jokes and socialize more fully. I enjoy the camaraderie of being part of the group of my fellow painters. This may seem like a small thing, but it has made a huge difference in my life.