Yvonne first experienced hearing loss in her mid- thirties and says she was in denial. Not wanting to wear hearing aids and feeling too young to have this hearing loss made her life difficult. In her 40’s she finally got hearing aids and hated how they “felt like plugs in her ears”. After quitting choir due to her hearing challenges and experiencing difficulty at work, she learned about the Esteem. “After the Esteem I could hear what people were saying to me and it led to me being a much better program manager,” she says.