Sometimes it is nice to know that there are really happy and really satisfied people who wear hearing aids. Here is a sample of a few of those people.
Richard Thomas – Actor
Veteran actor Richard Thomas best known for his role as John Boy in The Waltons has helped to promote better hearing for the BHI for more than 15 years; he has also served as the BHI National Chairman. In his public service announcements for BHI Richard stated,“What would you do if you couldn’t see well? Probably have your eyes checked, get a pair of glasses, right? But if you couldn’t understand an ordinary conversation, what would you do? The smart thing would be to get a hearing check-up as I did. I got tired of asking people to repeat themselves. For me, hearing aids were the answer. Why are so many still suffering? False pride… lack of information. If someone you love doesn’t hear well, arrange for a hearing test today. You should HEAR what you’re missing.”
Arnold Palmer – Legendary Golfer
Associated Press named him Athlete of the Decade in the 1960s. He has won 92 professional golf championships in his career including won the Masters Tournament four times, 1958, 1960, 1962 and 1964, the U.S. Open in 1960 and the British Open in 1961 and 1962. Having defeated hearing loss with hearing aids he devotes substantial time promoting the value of treating hearing loss. In a recent interview he stated the following: “I’ve noticed the sound of the golf ball being hit by the golf club is different and much more realistic with the hearing aids. The sound with the hearing aids makes sense and better represents what I know is happening to the golf ball. So you could say that the hearing aids help give me confidence regarding my golf game. I’ve been wearing hearing aids for a long time,” he says. “The technology available now is simply unbelievable. When I compare the new digital products to what we had 30 years ago, it’s an amazing difference. The products have improved dramatically, and fortunately, they’ll just continue to get better.”
Deidre Downs – Miss America 2005
“Wearing hearing aids again gave me the ability to better participate in life—school, family, and friends. Hearing aids have diminished the impact hearing loss has on my life. I finally feel like I can hear as well as a normal hearing person. I didn’t wear my aids for years and now that I do my friends and family are happier – and I can participate in my life more than ever before. If you have untreated hearing loss, don’t wait another day. See your hearing health professional, ask for the right solution and be an active participant in your life again.”
Courtesy of the Better Hearing Institute of America