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Case Study 1

Our first case study (CS1) is Colin age 53 and living with Usher Syndrome Type 3 the rarest of the Usher types. Colin has worn hearing aids since he was 40 years old and is currently severely deaf and has been registered severely sight impaired (blind) for several years.

Colin was fitted with GN Hearing ReSound LiNX Quattro smart hearing aid on 16 November 2019.

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Tuesday, 03 March 2020 06:51

Typical Sunday!

Written by  Colin Hetherington
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Catching up with family and repacking for a trip up to the north of Scotland to visit family. 
Anybody who has hearing aids knows it crucial to make sure you always , always, always carry a spare set of aids if possible, just in case!  As I was packing I came across my old NHS pair of hearing aids, at the time (2019) I was assured they were the best on offer!  They had served me ok in the past, they had to!  I decided to check them out and change over new batteries. I decided to put them in to remind myself of the sounds I used to hear.  The horrible sound of feedback, whistling and a rustle through the moulds. I started talking to Lyn my wife and realised just how different my voice sounded to myself.  It sounded like I had a cold and was very dull. I found it difficult to wear them and quickly changed back to the clarity of my LiNX Quattro, there really is no going back, there really is no comparrison.  I remember Molly saying there is no way she could go back to her old hearing aids, now I know exactly why.  It’s only been a few months with my new smart hearing aids but today was a sharp reminder as to just how good the GN Hearing smart hearing aid technology really is.  To deafblind people like myself having access to clarity of sound is essential.

Many thanks again to Molly of the Molly Watt trust and her dedicated family also to gn resound . Let’s get everybody on these. They do change lives. 

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