Partially deaf dancer gets breakthrough underwater hearing aid

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30-year-old Kirsty Swain finished fourth in the BBC talent show So You Think You Can Dance, this summer. She has been hearing-impaired since childhood, and suffered exclusion and embarrasment from wearing hearing aids, struggling with hearing rythm while dancing, and with getting hearing aid that could withstand the sweats and rigours of an active lifestyle. But now, with these waterproof and shock resistant Aquaris from Siemens, she might hear even better than ‘normal’ people at the pool. Read Sutton Guardian.

“I’ve been swimming with it and couldn’t believe how amazing it was. I could hear people standing beside the pool chatting as I swam underwater, more than most people, which made me feel quite special.”

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