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Case Study 3

Olivia is our 3rd chosen Case Study. At 15 years old she is also our youngest. We at MWT met with Olivia in the summer of 2019, a very emotional meeting which very much reminded us why we do what we do. Recently diagnosed Olivia had found Molly on social media and in her own words had found a positive role model with whom she could relate.

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Tuesday, 17 November 2020 14:02

Me and My Multi Mic

Written by  Olivia
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When I first got my Resound LiNX Quattro Hearing Aids, I had the privilege of getting a Multi Mic too which I’m so happy and  excited about because it really has made my hearing experience at school so much better!

I’m in year 11 now so it’s my final year where I have got lots of exams coming up so I really need to hear everything the teachers and students are saying at all times.

I’ve now been using this mic for a few months and all I can say is WOW!! It has really changed my life at school! I can hear the teachers so much more and better than I could before using my old hearing aids and a Roger pen and the sound is just unreal.

One of the things I really love about the Multi Mic is how I can turn up and down the sound, which is especially good because all teachers voices are different so I can turn the mic up if I can’t hear them or down because I find their voices are loud.  What is also amazing about the mic is that I can turn the surrounding noises up or down on it to!  

In different classes the general atmosphere is louder or quieter and previously I would just have to listen to all that and the teacher which I struggled to hear, whereas now I can turn the teachers voice up or the atmospheres voices down which has helped me so much because now I can hear everything I want to. Another thing I find amazing about the Multi Mic is when I’m doing group or partner work at school, and I can place the mic on the table and listen to all of the people around me when I talk, which is really amazing because then I can hear and concentrate on what they’re saying while others are talking around me! This has really helped me because it’s made me feel a real part of group work now.  I don’t have to keep asking them to repeat what they’re saying anymore because I can hear them talking straight away.

I feel I've grown in confidence a lot more to talk to other people and actually hear them better during group work or partnership work. So thanks to my Multi Mic has made me come out of my shell a lot more and helped me communicate with a lot more students at school. So thank you to The Molly Watt Trust, GN Hearing and Sarah at Correct Hearing for showing me how it works it really is helping me progress at school. 

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