Lately you may have seen Hearing Central share stories about all the great things you can do once you can hear again. We call it the “I Can Again” campaign. When you lose your hearing, it seems as though life starts slipping away from you. This is true no matter what age you are. You’ll be interested to know that Hearing Central helps folks that are in the prime of their lives quite often. Here is a story I heard just the other day…
Joe is 52 years old and works for a construction company. Unfortunately, he didn’t protect his hearing over the years and now he has significant hearing loss. His job is in jeopardy because he can’t hear a thing his boss says. He just nods his head and tries to figure things out on his own. This has led to many small mistakes that have cost the company money. Joe’s boss is worried that another mistake will mean big hits to the budget or, worse, someone getting hurt.
When Joe talked to his wife, Maggie, about the situation. She agreed with him that his hearing had become a real issue. Their son, Jason, had given up trying to talk with Joe when he called home from college and Maggie hated watching their relationship struggle because of it.
Maggie told Joe not to worry because they would find a solution. She said that admitting the problem was the first and hardest step to take. Now, hopefully the rest was going to be easy.
Joe took a day off work to get his hearing tested. Sure enough, he needed a pair of hearing aids. The audiologist recommended a brand new pair of hearing aids at $3,000 each. That’s $6,000 Joe was going to have to pay to get the hearing help he needed. Talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place! He needed to be able to hear to keep his job, but he couldn’t afford to pay for the hearing aids and Jason’s tuition.
That’s when I talked with Maggie. I told her all about Hearing Central’s top quality hearing aids and their budget-friendly prices. With three hearing aid options at $895 each, Joe and Maggie could afford to get Joe the hearing help he needed. They took advantage of Hearing Central’s easy payment plan option so they could still make Jason’s tuition payments as well.
We are pleased to report that now Joe says, “I can hear again!” His job is once again secure and Jason can stay in school. Most importantly, Joe and Jason are closer than ever.