I was not pleased. My experience with hearing aids was witnessing my grandmother who turned “the darned things” off because they annoyed her so, and annoyed us, too, because they frequently buzzed loudly.
To help me choose a local hearing aid provider, my ENT gave me a list of her recommendations.
Dr. Michelle stood out. Not only because only is she a highly qualified audiologist, but because she is a warm and caring human being.
She has very high standards and was not content with my hearing correction until I was. I’m sorry to have moved out of the area, because, although I’ve found a competent audiologist in my new location, the approach is very clinical.
I know several people with hearing loss who won’t wear their hearing aids, either because they’re uncomfortable or because they want to avoid the stigma of old age that is so often associated with them.
Dr. Michelle made sure mine fit comfortably and helped me understand the enormous benefits of wearing them that extend far beyond simple hearing and that they’re virtually invisible.
I always felt confident that she was applying her medical knowledge acquired during years of study to optimize my hearing, rather than just trying to sell me hearing aids like so many providers do.
I’m happy in my new home, but I wish I could have brought Dr. Michelle with me when I moved. She’s one of a kind!