The picture shows Sarah and Barbara at the cafe recently, showing off their new ear pods, often dubbed ‘hearables’. A recent addition to the market for those of us who are Hard-of-Hearing are special ear pods called ‘Hearables’. These ones are from an Australian company that has won awards, starting back in 2015. They are called IQbuds, and are making quite a splash in the Hearables market. A feature that sets them apart from traditional hearing aids is that they cost hundreds of dollars rather than thousands. Sarah and Barbara are both trialing them, and are prepared to test the options — ew regard this as evidence that a member is prepared to find ways to improve their brain’s function by testing options. This story is an evolving one!