''Barry wouldn't answer me if I was in a different room, or if he was watching the television" says his wife Barbara. "We used to visit the club every week and he would find it difficult - sitting back because he couldn't keep track of the conversation or join in."
Barry's first step was NHS hearing aids. Whilst happy that they improved his hearing there were still some challenges. Have his new Nano's helped combat these?
"At the club I can now hear everyone at the table; even when several conversations are going on at once - it's provided a massive confidence boost."
"Unlike my others, no one can see these - in fact I had to take them out to show people - they were all very impressed at how small they were! Even I forget they're there; I put them in first thing in the morning and wear them all day. Just like my glasses, they're a part of me."
And it isn't just Barry who is enjoying the benefits of the Nano: "They've also made a difference to our relationship" says wife Barbara. "It's nice to have him back to his confident self."
So how would Barry describe his new Nano's? Simple: "They're the best thing since sliced bread."