Years ago I saw Dr. Rizzo for a hearing problem. I got hearing aids then and they were helpful. After a while my husband became ill and I was his full-time caregiver. I just didn’t want to be bothered with a lot of extra things when my focus was on him, and using hearing aids wasn’t a priority. Years went by and my hearing gradually worsened. I realized it was a problem and finally, after my 95th birthday, I came back for care again. My family encouraged me.
I had a hearing test with Dr. Kessler and I saw Dr. Rizzo. They explained how much hearing loss I had and that it was in both ears. I hadn’t realized how much worse my hearing was and I hadn’t realized one ear was a lot worse than it used to be. I got two hearing aids and it was an easy process. It was simpler than I thought.
After that, I worked on learning to taking care of them. I learned how to put them in, take them out, adjust the sound, clean them. My family could help me but I like to do it myself. My daughter said my family is proud of me for how well I’ve mastered everything and how I take care of everything myself.
Now I can hear people I eat with at the dining table in the fairly noisy dining room where I live. I can interact easily with my family, with friends.
Everyone has said they are pleased. My daughter calls me to check if I need any help with my aids and I tell her, “no, they’re in. I have no problems.” I used to say “what did you say?” very frequently. That doesn’t happen anymore. I like my hearing aids. I would do this all over again! I probably shouldn’t have let things go years ago because hearing is important. I wish I’d come back for help sooner so I could have enjoyed hearing so well sooner. I also think the hearing aid technology has improved considerably. I think Dr. Kessler and Dr. Rizzo have been great about taking care of me. I couldn’t ask for any better care.