A Nucleus Aqua+ kit!
What is that you may ask? Just look at this photo:
|I spy with my little eye a Mama who can hear!|
For 32 years I've been vigilant about any kind of moisture making its way into my hearing assistive devices - from hearing aids, to cochlear implants, and even FM systems. Sweat was my enemy. Even in my former swim club days, I couldn't hear a thing. Imagine - 3 hour training sessions every other day where I couldn't hear and yet still had to respond to swim coaches?!
The kit came in a really nice little box, which satisfied the OCD personality in me. It's been out for a couple of years, but I never really paid much attention to it. I don't know why it took me this long.
|Waterproof too, of course...|
|Me reading the instructions... (I would suggest doing this at least once)|
|All set up and ready to go!|
First impressions when I'm in the water: WOW. Is this what splashing in the water sounds like? I could hear my daughter's squeals and actually hear her gagging on water (little one loves to drink anything!). Plus, I could actually follow her swim instructors' sing-a-longs with no difficulty. My immediate thought after the swim lesson was: I'm not as nearly stressed out going into the water now that I can hear! The crinkling sounds are muted by the soothing sounds of the waves.
If I were still doing my hard core swim club days this would be found on me, underneath a swim cap!
Note: rechargeable batteries are required when using the Aqua Kit. A bit of a downside if you only use disposable batteries!