You know when I started with the FBI back in 1967, of course there was a lot of gunfire. We shot thousands of rounds on the range and basically there was no ear protection. I think that was when my hearing loss started and it was a gradual thing. Quite frankly I didn’t even realize I had a hearing loss until my lovely wife said to me one day “Why do you always say ‘what?’. Murphy you are not getting what I am saying!” I was an old guy and aggressive, set in my ways and I just didn’t think they were manly. Right after that I was flying out on business, with my copilot, and with great trepidation he comes up to me and he says “Mr. Murphy you are not getting what I am telling you over the phones, you are not picking it up.” And that’s when I said “I can’t have this!”
I like everything about them, they are small, they are almost invisible, they are clear, precise, easy to take in and out and you know what? For what they give you they are dirt cheap. The return on investment is huge. In my business, if I misunderstand a client, I am in deep trouble. I have to be able to understand everything that client tells me and what that client wants. Now, if I come away from that meeting not knowing what that client wants, what am I to do? With hearing aids I hear everything clearly. I don’t even know what type they are and I don’t care. I love them and even if I had to wear big ones now, I would wear them.