About six years ago I finally got tired of asking "what did you say?", and missing the comments of friends and relatives at social gatherings. My first set of hearing aids from Dr. Ballachanda showed me what I was missing. Modern hearing aids are great. There's no period of "getting used to them" and no sense of being in a closet. The only danger is forgetting that they are in your ears when you dive into a pool!D.R.