Traveling Beyond Isolation to Communication As life progressed, I began to notice that I was having difficulty hearing. I began to withdraw by skipping lunch with coworkers because I couldn’t understand or follow the conversation anymore. When I would chime in they would look at me like I was crazy because what I would say didn’t make sense. Being unable to follow conversations was hard, so I just decided to skip those situations all together and avoided confronting my hearing loss. Gwen with her granddaughter in Venice, Italy 2012 I knew it was time to get a hearing aid when I was backing out of my driveway and hit another car. The driver was honking ferociously the whole time yet I didn’t hear it! I was fortunate that nobody was injured. I called Audibel immediately for a free hearing test. Since 2006 I have been wearing Audibel hearing “Being unable to follow aids and can’t imagine living my life way I was – conversations was hard so I just in isolation! Sammy and his staff have always decided to skip those situations been so caring and helpful and I am glad I didn’t all together and avoided wait any longer than I did to come see them! I confronting my hearing loss.” enjoy going places, having lunch with friends and traveling the world. My experiences wouldn’t be near as enjoyable without my hearing aids! Many thanks to Sammy and his team!! -‐ Gwen Kirkpatrick, patient at Shreveport Hearing, Shreveport, LA
Hearing aid patient story about learning to accept her hearing loss and how it set her free.