Every day, we receive numerous phone calls from concerned individuals across Greenville, SC, and beyond. These calls are often from people worried about their own hearing or that of a loved one. The callers are filled with questions and anxieties, unsure about the right course of action.
The most significant hurdle many of them face is the lack of a relatable person in their life—someone who has experienced hearing loss or wears hearing aids. They often have nobody to turn to for advice or understanding.
While we offer them professional guidance, these people yearn to hear from someone who has walked a mile in their shoes.
If you or someone you know is in the same predicament, then this article is for you.
We asked a few of our patients if they would be willing to share their stories to inspire others to take that first crucial step toward better hearing. They were more than happy to participate, hoping that their experiences would encourage others not to wait as long as they did to seek treatment.
Please share these stories with anyone who might benefit from reading them.
The First Stride Toward Clarity
Charles De Angelis was grappling with deteriorating hearing. He remembers struggling to follow the news and TV, and experiencing difficulty having conversations with friends without missing parts of the discussion.
Having decided to take action, Charles made an appointment with Upstate Hearing Aid Center, hoping to find a solution to his problem. His experience entailed a comprehensive hearing assessment followed by a recommendation for hearing aids, a journey marked by excellent service.
Charles’ story took a positive turn with his new hearing aids. No longer does he miss out on the latest news or crucial parts of conversations. He notes a marked “improvement in hearing correctly,” giving Upstate Hearing Aid Center a solid 10/10 rating.
“Consider an evaluation,” Charles advises. “It is worthwhile.”
A Surprise Revelation
Joe’s story is unique in that he didn’t initially suspect any hearing loss. Everything changed following a hearing test conducted as part of his employer’s “Hearing Conservation” program.
Despite initial skepticism, Joe was taken aback when he tried a pair of hearing aids and suddenly realized the extent of his hearing loss. This revelation led Joe to Upstate Hearing Aid Center, where he received exceptional treatment from Dr. Wright.
Joe couldn’t be happier with his new devices, which have brought subtle sounds back to his life. “I am now hearing things I normally would have missed in the past. Most importantly, my grandchildren!” he exclaims.
“I would recommend Upstate Hearing Aid Center to anyone needing help with their hearing. It’s a simple, easy, quick test,” Joe adds, rating Upstate Hearing Aid Center a perfect 10/10.
A Traveling Miracle
Tom and Julie Meekins had a distressing experience when their daughter’s hearing aid suddenly stopped working during a trip. Their daughter, who has hearing in only one ear, was left completely devoid of sound.
Despite being booked solid, Upstate Hearing Aid Center accommodated an emergency appointment for the Meekins. From the first phone call to the efficient repair of the hearing aid by a skilled audiologist, the team at Upstate Hearing Aid Center demonstrated knowledge, efficiency, and accommodation.
They express their gratitude—“Thank you for putting a smile on our daughter’s face and for saving us from a stressful conference experience.”
These are just a few stories out of many, showcasing the transformative impact of hearing loss treatment.
Crossing the Hearing Hurdles Together
Most people wait up to seven years from realizing they have a hearing loss to finally seeking treatment. Yet, ask anyone who has successfully improved their hearing, and they’ll tell you they wish they had acted sooner.
One common concern is the stigma associated with wearing hearing aids. However, modern hearing technology is incredibly discreet, color-matched to your skin or hair, and impressively small. Many users report that their friends and family don’t even notice their hearing aids!
Another significant concern is the financial investment. While premium hearing care does require an investment, numerous options are available from payment plans and financing to insurance contributions.
If you’ve read these stories and feel ready to take a step that your future self will thank you for, schedule a hearing evaluation. We can assess your hearing and discuss your options.