I had a previous model from Otofonix, I wore it begrudgingly to humor my wife. It worked, it was certainly better than nothing, but I wore it for her, not for me. The problem was that, in many situations, I could hear the conversation going on behind me better than the one I was having. Not so with the directional microphones on this model. It is really so much better, I wear it for me. The case sits next to the car keys, not in the medicine cabinet when I go out the aid goes in.