Christina Phyall

Social Circle, GA

“Start with a local audiologist.”

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

My mom realized when I would have the TV volume very high. I was about 17 years old.

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

I went to a Miracle Ear in the mall.

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

Start with a local audiologist.

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

My biggest concern was how I would be judged. For a long time, I have tried to hide the hearing aids, so I’m not sure most people know that I wear them.

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

Having hearing aids help me to engage in the world around me.

What would you tell someone who is considering hearing aids?

If you have a hearing loss, they are a must.

Who is your hearing care professional?