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The Silent Struggle: Hearing Loss, Social Connections, and the Human Spirit

by | Oct 20, 2023 | Hearing Loss, Patient Resources

Our ability to hear not only connects us to the world around us but also deeply influences our social interactions and overall quality of life. Yet many individuals, for various reasons, face challenges in addressing their hearing concerns.

The experiences of Lori and John shed light on the profound impact that addressing hearing loss can have on one’s life.

Lori: A Lifelong Journey

Lori was fitted with hearing aids at the tender age of two. Despite the early intervention, she continued to grapple with her hearing challenges as the years went by. The weight of expectation and hope rested heavily on her shoulders: “I had hoped they could fit me with a hearing aid so that I could hear like normal people hear.”

Her journey led her to Audiological Services. Reflecting on her long association with us, Lori recalls, “It was many years ago when Sally first opened her office. I was relieved that she and her team could help me, and they did.”

With the right interventions and support from Audiological Services, Lori found herself rediscovering sounds she once missed, “Now I can say I hear things I didn’t hear before with a better hearing aid.”

Lori’s experience speaks volumes about the importance of quality care. Expressing her gratitude and appreciation for Audiological Services, she shares, “I’ve seen other hearing services in Houston and in Dallas in the past. I’m happy to find someone local who does all that someone in the city could do.”

John: The Battle Beyond the Battlefield

John’s story is emblematic of the countless brave souls in the military who bear the brunt of their dedication and service. For them, hearing loss is not just a medical concern; it’s an occupational hazard.

“I was in the army for 26 years. Hearing loss was almost an expectation,” John reflects. Years of exposure to heavy weaponry and the cacophony of combat areas took a toll on his hearing, and the consequences extended beyond just missing out on sounds.

For John, the real challenge was the profound impact on his duties and personal communications: “It was affecting my job in many ways… My hearing issues also had an effect on my professional speaking and communication.” However, the transition to a better hearing experience wasn’t immediate. Memories of his time in the army’s audiological section made him wary. “Originally, I was afraid… it was embarrassing, and their assessment could potentially have ended my career.”

It was at Audiological Services that John found the care, understanding, and professionalism that he had longed for.

The change after his visit was transformative—not just for him, but for his family too. He observes, “The hearing aids have definitely improved my life… My wife is happier now that she doesn’t have to repeat herself all the time as well.”

John’s heartfelt endorsement of Audiological Services underlines the profound impact of quality care: “I would say that I cannot describe the importance of good hearing. They are professional, know what they are doing, and offer a friendly and caring experience.”

Taking the Next Step

Lori’s and John’s journeys underscore the undeniable connection between hearing and quality of life.

Their stories remind us of the importance of seeking help, embracing solutions, and celebrating the renewed joys of hearing and communication.

If you’re looking to take that next step, Audiological Services can help you. With a team of nine local specialists, we have built a reputation within the hearing industry for setting a standard, which means you’ll always receive the best care.

If you’d like to learn more, why not give us a call today? You can reach us at (936) 632-2252. You can also visit our contact page here or, if you’d like to request a callback, you can click here and someone from our team will be happy to get in touch!

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Tina Evans HIS, COHC

Tina has had the privilege of being part of this amazing hearing healthcare practice for over 15 years. She became a Hearing Instrument Specialist (HIS) as well as a Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist (COHC) in 2014. When she first joined Audiological Services, it was only the audiologist and herself; now, along with the rest of the team, have served the community well and grown the practice for over 25 years. Her mission is to provide professional, quality hearing healthcare while increasing public awareness regarding the early identification, treatment, and rehabilitation options for hearing loss. Her vision as the premier hearing healthcare center in East Texas where staff members genuinely welcome all who enter the door, work together to provide unsurpassed quality of care and effectively improve quality of life for her patients. Her values are honest, ethical professionalism, personalized care, integrity, reliable service with the most advanced technology, innovative hearing solutions with guaranteed satisfaction, and a warm friendly atmosphere. In her time away from work, Tina enjoys being involved in her church, and traveling with her husband, family, or friends in her RV. Tina’s handsome grandson is her pride and joy.