HearingPlanet Helps Musician Rediscover the World of Sound
Thursday, July 30, 2009
As an Audiologist, easily the greatest part of my job is hearing success stories every week from patients we’ve helped with hearing aids. When you help someone recover some sense of their hearing, the results can be life-changing. And with almost every story we receive from our patients, they usually end with the phrase, “Please share my story with others in the hope it will move someone to take action about their hearing loss.” It’s proven that people wait 5-7 years, and sometimes longer, before taking the steps to improve their hearing. We recently interviewed and released a story to the media about Stan Slovin, a patient of ours in NJ. His story is very typical of people we help every day. You can read his story here.
So, to share their stories and abide by our patient’s wishes, the various comments below are from patient emails received the past couple weeks from people like Stan who have been helped by today’s hearing aids. If you are thinking of trying hearing aids, hopefully their words and experiences will provide motivation.
“Hi, Merideth - I am really happy with my Seimens aids. I can now hear birds, rain, and the stereo in the house is great. I can also enjoy the (xm) radio in my GMC Denali now that it doesn’t sound like an old A.M radio any more - it’s great. I would like to thank you very much as these hearing aids have changed my life.”
“Good Morning, Alex. I picked up my hearing aids Wednesday – so far, so good. At home I have two cats, one meows very quietly, so I thought she never meowed, but the other cat is so loud and talks constantly. I learn something new everyday. I don’t think I’ve had to ask one person to repeat while speaking with them. It’s great!”
“Good evening, Toby - For the first time in years, I used the phone several times without removing my old hearing aids and the real nice surprise was using a bud type radio, while the hearing aid was installed! I’m still vain for an old guy, but I think this is a model I can enjoy. I’m very pleased!”
“Dear Hearing Planet. Thank you for enhancing the quality of life for me and the people around me. Before I decided to get hearing aids, I found I was not responding in meetings, and missing information. I never seemed to ‘get’ the name of persons that were introduced. Finally I embarrassed myself and others by answering inappropriately when asked a question. I am now more social, enjoy my grandchildren more, am a better partner in my marriage—and bonus—I can hear the birds, frogs and the laughter of children for the first time in years.”
I know it’s a bit self indulgent of us but these success stories are tremendously motivating to our team,