I love stories. If you are familiar with any of my blogs or work at all, you know by now, I love stories. Most people don't appreciate the "naked truth", but when it is wrapped up in a beautiful story, most people will welcome it in, sometimes without even knowing it is the truth. Stories can continue to reveal the truth slowly over time meeting you where you are showing back up in your psyche with the message you need even if you don't want to see sports earpiece the truth.
Communication with other people should not be hindered because of your 1999 earpiece. Don't let it stop you from participating in anything, socially. Even normal hearing people have a hard time getting all the information when more than one person is talking, so don't stress out. Instead, pay close attention to the person who is talking, and if at all possible, try to move closer to them, so that you can hear them more clearly.
First of all, check to see if your current cell phone is Bluetooth enabled. If not, you can still use a hands free by purchasing an adapter which connects to your existing phone.
You should think about the range that your employees or you need to have (that is the distance from the base that you need). Do you need 10 ft, 20 ft, 300 ft. This is the amount of movement capability you will have once you are using the office style headsets. If you need greater than 20ft, using a hand free earpiece is your solution.
No matter if you are mildly, moderately, or severely deaf, you can find a hearing aid that is right for you. Contact your audiologist to schedule a hearing test, so that you can get a proper fitting.