In 2005 I realized I was going deaf. I couldn't hear certain rings and tones, such as my phone ringing. I just gave birth to a bouncy baby boy and knew I needed to be able to hear him. So I went and got the dreadful news of my hearing loss. The scariest part for me was the words "hearing aids". I was a young Mother, there's no way I needed hearing aids! Couldn't we fix it with surgery or something? Unfortunately the type of loss I had is not fixable. But, the hearing aids would make the world of difference. When the Dr sat me down and discussed my hearing aid options, I was once again upset that I was going to need the kind that went around to the back of the ear. Not those tiny in the ear kind. We started looking at all the brands and the Phonak brand was recommended. We then went into the models, and I opted for the Savia kind. You could get a skin tone color that would blend in well with the ear, so I knew I wanted that. From the first day I wore them the difference in sounds were amazing to me. I could hear things again! I couldn't believe I had lost that. I'm super happy with my choice of hearing aids, as they do not require much maintenance, the batteries last longer than other brands, plus the aids themselves have lasted me already 5 years! When these wear down, I'm certain I'll go with this kind again. I've never been happier!!!