Every day, we receive calls from people across New England who are concerned about their hearing or the hearing of their loved ones.
Their questions and worries pile up, often rooted in the isolation of not knowing anyone else who wears hearing aids or faces similar challenges.
While we do our best to offer professional guidance and advice, they long for insights from someone who’s been in their shoes.
If you’re reading this because you or someone you care about is facing hearing challenges, then this article is for you.
We approached some of our valued patients, asking if they’d share their personal journeys. Their eagerness was palpable—they wanted to ensure others don’t wait as long as they did to seek treatment.
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The First Insightful Tale: Len’s Experience
Len, a teacher by profession, felt his world being overturned when he realized he couldn’t hear his students.
“The classroom atmosphere, once familiar, became a place of stress,” recalls Len.
However, his apprehension melted away upon stepping into AVI New England.
“I was immediately comfortable; the staff felt like they were welcoming me home,” Len shares.
Today, with his hearing aids, Len not only enjoys “better hearing” but also discovers everyday sounds he’d long forgotten or never knew existed.
His advice is simple: “Just try it.” Rating his experience a resounding 10/10, he adds, “You won’t regret it.”
Cindy’s Journey to Rediscovering Sound
The year 2000 marked a daunting phase in Cindy’s life—she lost her hearing entirely. But Dr. Bauman’s expertise was her beacon of hope.
“He knew exactly what I needed. Suddenly, I was hearing birds chirp and distant conversations—things I never imagined I’d experience again,” says Cindy.
Starting the journey toward better hearing is challenging, but Cindy emphasizes,
“With AVI New England, you’re in good hands. Trust them and you’ll be grateful you did.” She, too, rates her experience a glowing 10/10.
Geraldine’s Three-Decade Relationship With AVI New England
Though the signs of her hearing loss appeared early for Geraldine, it was only at age 46 that she acknowledged its depth.
“I struggled to hear children at my workplace,” she recalls.
Since then, she’s entrusted her auditory health to Dr. Bauman and the team at AVI New England for 30 years.
With a new office setting and professional, compassionate staff, Geraldine states,
“Dr. Bauman is world renowned. There’s no better audiologist out there.” Echoing the sentiment of others, she too rates her experience a perfect 10/10.
Annie: From Struggling in Conversations to Confidence
The simple joy of phone conversations and social interactions eluded Annie due to her deteriorating hearing. But her fears were dispelled upon her first visit to AVI New England.
“I felt at ease, welcomed, and confident,” Annie says.
Now, Annie enjoys improved self-confidence, even in crowded places. Her fervent plea to those with hearing loss is
“Get a hearing test before it’s too late. Your life will change immeasurably.” A steadfast 10/10 for her experience at AVI New England.
Two Common Hurdles
On average, people take up to seven years from recognizing their hearing loss to actually getting treatment. Many who’ve successfully tackled their hearing loss admit to wishing they had acted sooner.
Why the delay? Most cite one of two reasons:
1. Fear of Being Labeled:
No one aspires to wear hearing aids, but modern technology has made them so discreet that they often go unnoticed.
2. Financial Worries:
Great hearing care is an investment. However, with payment plans, financing options, and insurance contributions, solutions are more accessible than you might think.
Your Next Steps
Inspired by these stories? Ready to make a transformative decision? Schedule a hearing evaluation with us. We’ll guide you through the process, assessing your needs and discussing available options.