Music is my life. I’ve always loved live shows—the louder, the better. 20 years of standing as close to the stage as I could get means a lot of great memories…but it also means hearing loss.
I know I should have worn earplugs, but they looked really…lame. You don’t think about your hearing when you’re 16. I wish I would have listened, because a hearing aid… well, I am just not ready for that.
I was too self-conscious about my hearing to do anything about it until it really started interfering with my everyday life—especially listening to music at the gym or while cooking dinner. I mean, it’s been a hassle for a while, but I didn’t know just how harmful hearing loss can actually be until I asked my doctor about it. Boy, am I glad I did!
Dr. Lee told me that letting hearing loss go untreated leads to:
Plus, Dr. Lee explained hearing loss can often be a symptom or early indicator of a serious health condition like heart disease or diabetes. I couldn’t believe it! Sounds like ignoring my hearing loss, even though I didn’t think it was much more than an inconvenience, is actually way riskier than I thought.
The scariest part? There’s no way Dr. Lee would’ve even known that I was concerned about my hearing if I hadn’t brought it up. You know how doctors check your blood pressure and your temperature every time you see them? Think about the last time they also checked your hearing. Probably never, right? I’ve been telling everyone to start talking to their doctor about their hearing… Maybe you should, too!
Knowing the risks of ignoring my hearing loss inspired me to take action. I found solutions that fit my lifestyle and are affordable.
I discovered the Quattro 4.0 Bluetooth Listening System. It has a wider tonal range so I can enjoy music the way it’s meant to be heard and it keeps me from looking like an old dude at a show. That rocks!
Every day we question, query, quiz…we communicate. A huge part of communicating is listening—if you have hearing loss, listening takes on a whole new meaning. Look, no one wants to feel stupid or judged, but sometimes that’s how we feel when we misunderstand what others are saying. Then what happens? We don’t talk on the phone as much. We avoid going out with friends and family when we know there will be a lot of background noise.
Have you ever been in a meeting where passionate opinions are being shared simultaneously? With hearing loss, it can be like trying to take notes in class when your professor is a speed talker. Frustrating to say the least! Struggling to hear your date over the voices and espresso machines in a coffee shop can make it harder to connect with them. People we’re trying to communicate with can easily become frustrated or irritated with us when they feel like they’re not being heard. All of those things can really take a toll on your self-confidence. Imagine having effortless conversations, successful meetings and control of your listening environment.
The only solution most people associate with hearing loss is a hearing aid, bummer is, they’re expensive, obvious, make talking on a mobile phone harder than it needs to be, don’t filter out background noise…and don’t offer a wide enough tonal range to truly enjoy your favorite music. The Q Line by ClearSounds® amplifies your ability not only to listen better, but to communicate more effectively whether you have hearing loss or not.
This stylish, wearable accessory connects to your mobile phone, tablet, laptop, iPod or TV* and uses Bluetooth technology to stream the audio directly to your t-coil hearing aids or cochlear implant. It also provides superior sound quality; you’ll notice music comes to life and voices sound crisp and clear. The Quattro 4.0 is the most remarkable customized listening system ever made!
*requires the QLinkTV Bluetooth transmitter
Don’t wear hearing aids? No problem! The stereo headset jack allows you to plug in your favorite headset (or the included SmartSounds Earbuds) for the ultimate listening experience.
Bridge the communication gap—in noise and over distance—with the Quattro 4.0 Omnidirectional Bluetooth Microphone. Wirelessly transmit a speaker’s voice directly to your ears.
Paired with our QLinkTV Bluetooth Transmitter, the Quattro 4.0 connects you to your favorite TV show or movie at the volume you want while keeping the peace with friends and family at home.
The QLinkTV is perfect for any time you’re wearing your Quattro 4.0 neckloop and want to watch TV or your favorite movie at the volume that’s right for you.
Have your passenger clip the omnidirectional QT4 Mic onto their seat belt and enjoy crisp, clear communication on your commute while keeping your eyes on the road.
In a busy coffee shop or crowded restaurant, clip the omnidirectional QT4 Mic to your friend’s shirt to catch every precious word they say.
Place the omnidirectional QT4 Mic in the middle of the conference table and enjoy stress-free listening in meetings and presentations.
Save your job. Show ‘em what your capable of! Effortless listening on every call on any phone system.
The QH2 Bluetooth Hub turns any phone into a Bluetooth compatible phone that works with virtually all desk and home phones (with or without cords). Never strain to hear an important call in the office again!
The QLinkTV is the best TV Bluetooth device you’ve been searching for – it’s that simple.
Some televisions, laptops or audio players do not have Bluetooth transmission capability. The QLinkTV is your link to wireless audio. Think of the QLinkTV as your own personal sound delivery system to your headset or neckloop.