Gerry Lerman

Mashpee, MA

“Don’t wait, see an audiologist or a hearing specialist as soon as possible.”

Tell us everything that you would care to share about your hearing loss:
I knew I needed aids when I started to behave like my 90-year-old mother, smiling and nodding in agreement when in a crowd because I could not make out what was being said. Did not hesitate.
Based on your experience, do you have suggestions for others on how and where to start? Any other important things for them to consider?

Don’t wait, see an audiologist or a hearing specialist as soon as possible. There are different levels of hearing loss and it is not a one size fits all kind of thing. Think carefully what you want aids to do. Do you need higher volume, more clarity or maybe a combination of both? Check out different options on the aids so you don’t pay for things you will not use.

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

Would I be able to get used to them? Turns out I was so determined to make it work that I had no problems. I am much more comfortable in a crowd. TV shows and movies are much clearer.

What would you tell someone who is considering hearing aids?

Don’t wait.

Who is your hearing care professional?