I'd like to share a little of the huge changes to my life and that of my 97 year old aunt to her new hearing aid.
Feel free to use all or part of this lengthy piece.
She has struggled for years with an antiquated and finally useless hearing aid. Her previous audiologist sent her away saying there was nothing else he could provide and don't bother looking as her brain would not cooperate enough to make it worthwhile, etc.
So her world has continually shrunk, friends stop calling on the phone and only the most dedicated came to visit because it was such a difficult exercise.
As her caregiver and niece I had been reduced to exhausting myself trying in to communicate. I was lately dictating my message to my cell phone then handing it to her to read, which was a lengthy and flawed process.
The first night as we clinked wine glasses in toast she smiled and exclaimed how great that sounded and wondered if she could go the opera and enjoy it!!!
I notice she feels safer and more confident moving around and speaking spontaneously and being animated.
I can even speak to her from the other room and she can understand me! Oh My!
The day after she got the new aids I felt like I was a experiencing 'continental rebound', that's what happens to land previously buried by glaciers starts to expand. We are both so much more relaxed.
I am so grateful that her longtime friend and your patient shared his experience with his first hearing aid. He hadn't known he needed one but for pleas to turn down the TV or radio. But was realizing how much he had been missing.
My aunt was really impressed by his experience and kept saying she had to contact you. She says this in the best money she ever spent and that it is giving her a new lease on life.
And Dr. Medina, she loves you for being so personable and easy to communicate with and can tell you really care about your patients.
Many thanks for providing such great care.
We are enthusiastic to recommend not only the technology, which many people offer, but most importantly wholeheartedly endorse YOU!
Aní Ferguson and Anne Stegemeyer., New York, New York
I have been using the Uni-Dex device for hearing the human voices produced by a program called ZoomText for people with low vision for more than a week, and think it is a remarkable device. I also use it to hear my mail on my I-Phone. The clarity of the voices is remarkable, and it has enabled me to store my Bose earphones away. It is light, slips over my head easily, and has little or no weight, so that at first I forgot I had it on, and pulled the amplifier with me when I walked away from my computer. It is really an impressive advance in hearing technology, and I can recommend it without reservation.
Thanks very much for making it available for me,
Dr. Cohen., New York, New York
My experience with Audio Help is very satisfactory. The new equipment suggested by the Dr. Bravo and the Audiologist [CariAnne] is a big improvement over the previous equipment I bought from Audio Help. CariAnne is very professional and precise in fine-tuning the hearing aid. I had the [same] experience with CariAnne during my previous visit on Jan 13th. I would like to thank Dr. Ed Bravo for showing [me] how to wear the hearing aid correctly.
Overall satisfaction: Excellent
- Kattamuri S., New York, New York
I accompanied a friend, Bonnie, to a free hearing evaluation with Kareen Medina a couple of weeks ago. I don't have a record of the exact date, but I do know that it was Kareen's birthday.
She was fantastic. She made Bonnie and me feel right at home. She listened closely to Bonnie's concerns, and addressed [those concerns]. [During the evaluation] she explained everything she was doing and why. She was professional--of course--and her bedside manner was off the charts.
I'm at an age when many of my friends are experiencing some hearing loss. I will tell them about Kareen.
- Marcia L., New York, New York