They say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. That is certainly true with the ability to hear. We hear so often from hearing care professionals and patients how wonderful it is to hear the birds sing or not having your spouse yell at you to turn down the TV. The little things that people with normal hearing often take for granted are some of the most joyous sounds that the hearing impaired notice when re-entering the world of sound.
“One of my biggest moments was when I fit my 99 yr. old patient with a set of Alera 9. At 99 years of age, she still lived independently. Her family that lives out of state relies on their daily phone calls to check in on her. Prior to her new ReSound hearing aids, she struggled to hear and understand them over the phone. You can imagine the excitement when she phoned my office to inform me how well she could hear her family for the first time over the telephone! A few months later, I received a personal invite to her 100th birthday party with strict instructions that I was to sit at the head table with her. I was so overwhelmed with joy, listening to all the wonderful stories about this beautiful women and how her family was so HAPPY that she could now actually carry on a conversation with them over the phone.”
Johnene Gaston, Quality Life Hearing Center, Jackson, MI
“I was walking with my daughter on Cape Cod, when I heard a whistle sound. She immediately said, “Mom, you heard that? You never heard that before. Your new hearing aids must be really good!” I have the receiver in the ear now instead of the ear mold and the newest ReSound hearing aid just purchased in April 2013. I am noticing that I can hear people in the back seat of the car without having to read lips, enabling me to be “in the conversation!” I’m so grateful to be back into meeting new people and being able to stay in a conversation!”
Anne Saimeri, Orleans, MA
“I received the following note from the wife of a patient: ‘Jack and I met because of our mutual love for music. We spent our careers teaching others to play and enjoy music. After we retired, Jack began to lose his hearing. He also lost his desire to listen to music because he could no longer hear all the instruments clearly, nor could he follow the melody. I really missed sharing music with him. This past week has been wonderful. When we got home from your office, he sat and listened to music for two hours straight. Thank you for giving us this part or our lives back’.”
David Mize, Carolina Audiology Associates, Rocky Mount, North Carolina