Jessica joined the army right after college and was deployed immediately as a First Lieutenant Platoon Leader. While on duty she was very near a mortar explosion with a subsequent mortar attack. As a result she sustained injuries including irreversible hearing loss. Jessica noticed the full impact of this hearing loss when she returned home. A mother to two young children she said “the biggest problem is I can’t hear my kids” this caused daily frustration for her. An Esteem implant changed her life.