My name is Scott Drageset. I am a retired police sergeant. And with all the firearms training we had, all the loud events that we had to go to, and for the several years that I rode as a motorcycle officer, I had some hearing loss, especially in my left ear, particularly because my partner that I rode with on the motorcycles always rode on my left side, and that’s where the exhaust was.

Initially, I had no idea that I’d be looking for something that would give me my hearing back, so when I got these buds, it was amazing. It was not only an amazing sound in the buds, but I could actually hear when I had them set to the environment I was in. I could hear those high-pitched voices again. I don’t want to say super high-pitched, but I could hear my girlfriend’s voice from across a room without any problem. We could go into a restaurant, and I could hear her talking to me without having to lean in with my ear to try and understand what she was saying.

It was very easy to figure out how to set up the IQbud Boost, especially to do the ear ID. And after I had it done, I was surprised to see that I had some pretty significant high-pitch hearing loss in my left ear and some in my right as well, which explains why, when I come outside here to this beautiful backyard, that I can hear the hummingbirds zooming by me. I can hear them talking to each other. And when I don’t have them in, I can barely hear them at all.

There is another thing that I like to do. I play guitar. With the IQbud Boost, I can actually turn it into home or office and hear the outside, and I can actually hear my guitar playing while I’m listening to the artist play on the video, which has really, really helped me in trying to get the exact sound that I’m trying to look for. It’s been a lot of fun. I really enjoy them.