Casandra Xavier, Brighton, MA

“You’ll hear sounds you haven’t heard for the first time or again after many years.”

How and when did you first realize you were experiencing hearing loss?

I was born with hearing loss. I experienced more loss of hearing when I was twenty-three years old and I am now twenty-nine.

Where did you first go for information or help? Why?

I went to St. Elizabeth’s Otolaryngology department and they gave me options of places to go for hearing aid help and I randomly selected Tobias & Battite

Based on your experience, do you have suggestions for others on how and where to start? Any other important things for them to consider?

Please consider getting a hearing aid consultation and think about hearing your favorite person’s voice again after a long time with loss of hearing. Think about the way music would sound so good with the new hearing aid. Do not let it go on further as you would sink further into frustration and isolation between your own ears and brain.

What was your biggest concern about hearing aids? Did that turn out to be true?

I had no concerns about the hearing aid I was getting. I was glad to finally be getting the services I desperately needed for many years. I was elated to get the device and re-introduce myself to voices and environmental sounds.

How have hearing aids changed your life? How do they help you at your job, in your hobbies or at volunteer activities?

As an assistive technology trainer, my hearing aid has made my life easier all around. I can hear my phone better and have clearer conversations with my students. Some of my students who were experiencing hearing loss can now go and get ReSound hearing aid(s) themselves after hearing my story of success.

What would you tell someone who is considering hearing aids?

I would tell someone who is considering hearing aids to go ahead and get it. It will be a new lease on social life and reduce the frustration and serious isolation. You’ll hear your favorite voices that you’ve missed for many years or for the first time. You’ll hear sound you haven’t heard for the first time or again after many years. Everything will feel much brighter and easier with ReSound.

Which ReSound Hearing Aid(s) do you have?

ReSound LiNX 3D

Who is your hearing care professional?

Tobias & Battite Hearing Solutions of New England

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