"As an airline pilot, I have been flying long haul flights for over 30 years – from Europe to North America and to Asia and back. Over the last few years my yearly medical checks showed that my hearing had been deteriorating significantly, especially at specific frequencies. It was significant enough to raise awareness during my flight medicals.
For a pilot it is important to protect your hearing. Besides using noise cancelling headsets or using earplugs however, I never really expected there would be anything you could do to maintain your hearing. I just figured it was a natural progression of working in a high noise environment for the amount of years I have.
When I was introduced to Soundbites by a friend, I learned how it was developed and what it does in terms of maintaining hearing and stabilizing hearing loss. I admit that at first I was skeptical and just took it as a vitamin, hoping it would work.
After doing so for several months and in the light of my upcoming medical, I thought I would find out if there was any improvement in slowing down the deterioration of my hearing. To my surprise and to that of the physician the deterioration had actually stabilized!
Having now taken Soundbites for over a year, my last audiograph test showed a freeze in my hearing decline and in fact an improvement in hearing certain frequencies which had shown a decline in the past.
My experience of taking Soundbites has been very positive. I would definitely recommend it to others and have shared my experiences with my airline physician and fellow pilots. I now keep taking Soundbites on a daily basis as I know it will continue to help me prevent further hearing loss.
— Art Huijsman, commercial airline pilot