Just the noise and the kids – they’re all talking, they’re all listening to their own thing, when I’ve just had enough – World Off. My name is Mike Seaward, I live in Bunbury in the Southwest of Western Australia. When I was in my 30s, I was having lots of ear infections, which eventually ate away all the three bones in my inner ear. From that point on, I was probably only 50%, 60% hearing. In a crowded room in a meeting, I can’t hear what people are saying. Also, I’ve developed tinnitus as well. It’s there when I go to sleep at night, and it’s there when I wake up in the morning, it’s just the way it is.
They popped up in my feed when I was doing some research on the internet. I have an elderly father who requires hearing aids, I see the outrageous amounts of money he spends on them. Then when I went to the audiologist, he said, ‘You need to buy these hearing aids to make your hearing better’. I’m like, you know what? I’m going to try these Nuheara IQbuds first. Suddenly, it’s like, ‘Oh, wow.’ The EarID test measures where you need the boost, filling in those gaps. I went to my oldest daughter’s 30th birthday, like 40 people there and I was just like, I can’t do this noise anymore. I pulled them out, dropped them in, took out the background noise and just focused on the speech. It allowed me to not have to leave the room, it’s fantastic.
I was the CEO of the Chamber of Commerce, it’s a lot of meetings with politicians, their time is important and my time with them is important. It’s making sure that I don’t miss what they say.
I ordered a pair of these for him last week, his hearing loss is serious compared to mine, but we played with them, we tuned them up. Can you hear me? He said, I can hear you clear as a bell. And I said, Great. I rang him last night, I said, ‘You’re watching TV?’ He said, ‘Yep.’ So what’s the sound like? He said, ‘it’s perfect, and the neighbors love it because it’s not on 85% volume.’ And I’m just so excited that an Australian company is heading down this path. It’s so tunable, and the software is so good on it, that I’d recommend it to anybody.