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 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 could hear my girlfriend’s voice from across a room. We could go into a restaurant and I could hear her talking to me without having to lean in with my ear.