It’s always wonderful when a patient sends me a great Testimonial – here’s one from Karen:
“My hearing loss started as a small child and progressively worsened as I aged.
About thirty years ago, I was fitted with an in the ear hearing aid. That experience lasted approximately one month. It was awful!! The sound of the dishwasher, silverware, paper, etc. just about drove me to distraction. ‘Oh, it is just an adjustment period, you’ll get used to it.’ That was what was being said. Then the inevitable happened, I could not tolerate the material that was used in the manufacturing of the aid. Good-bye hearing aid.
Fast forward to 2008 and my introduction to Dr. Susan Terry. What a life changing experience! She conducted the hearing test, was very thorough and explained the results. She fitted me with behind the ear hearing aids. The latest technology, at the time, and what a difference those aids have made in my life! Prior to the fitting, I was experiencing more and more isolation. I had found it easier to be alone
than to be constantly saying ‘excuse me, would you repeat that, what did you say’, etc. The only way I was comfortable talking to people was to be sure they were facing me. All that has changed! I find myself in social settings that I would not have even entertained the thought of.
The first sound that I heard was my clothes! Once my brain realized what it was I no longer was aware of it. The best part was my family didn’t realize I was wearing them for a few days and the neighbors no longer had to listen to my TV while they were trying to listen to their own. Seriously, I was able to lower the volume a great deal. I cannot imagine my life without my hearing aids.”
Thank you for sharing your story Karen!
Susan E. Terry, Au.D., F-AAA
Doctor of Audiology
P.S. We are here to help, if you have any questions about your hearing feel free to give us a call at 727-323-2471.