"Someone once told me noise is stressful. I don’t think I was listening but now I couldn’t agree more. This past spring something happened to my hearing where normal everyday sounds became incredibly loud and painful.
The water rushing from the tap, the clatter of dishes, people talking, and the machines at work all became unbearable. The medical term is hyperacusis but I call it intolerable. It got so bad the sound of rain, birds chirping and even my own voice created so much stress that pushed me to my limits. With little overnight relief available I was desperate to find some peace.
I tried conventional ear plugs but found them ugly, uncomfortable, impractical to have conversations, and inconvenient. I was constantly removing them to listen and put them back in. So where do you put dirty earplugs and why do I need 2 hands to put them in?
My sister saw the Vibes on Shark Tank and sent me the link. I was overwhelmed with hope and I cried the first time I went out with them in my ears. I could hear! It wasn’t apparent until I used the Vibes that my hearing was affected only by the icy high pitches and low bass tones. Finally, relief, nestled in a small black container. For me, the most important features are the ability to easily clean and re-use them, and insert into my ears with just 2 fingers.
Vibes have allowed me to do what needs to be done but mostly what I enjoy. The freedom to hang out with my friends, listen to music, and not feel isolated are pivotal in maintaining my quality of life. The clear design allows me to wear them with any outfit, still wear earrings and give me the confidence to not wince when glasses are clinked in a toast of celebration. Right now I need my Vibes to live!"
- Julie B.