Treating hearing loss is not just about restoring the sense of sound; it's about improving quality of life and promoting healthier, more fulfilled living.

Real Stories from Real Patients—Discover Their Journeys to a World of Clearer, Richer Sounds With Ascent Audiology

by | Jun 21, 2023 | Hearing Health, Industry News, Patient Resources

The journey to better hearing is a deeply personal and transformative experience. From feeling a sense of isolation to finally experiencing the fullness of sounds around them, each patient’s journey is unique.

At Ascent Audiology, we’re honored to be a part of these transformative stories, helping individuals rediscover the joy of hearing and reconnect with their loved ones and the world around them.

Patient Stories

Adelina’s Transformation:

For Adelina Reyna, the uncertainty of having a hearing test and being diagnosed with a hearing impairment was initially unnerving. She recalls the anxiety of wondering if she would “hear the right thing” about her condition. However, her first encounter with Ascent Audiology completely turned around her perception.

One aspect she particularly appreciated was the collaborative environment at our centers. Our team of experienced audiologists working in tandem reassured Adelina of our comprehensive approach to her hearing health.

After being advised that she needed two hearing aids to balance her hearing problem, Adelina admitted that while they could sometimes be a nuisance, the absence of them made her feel lost and isolated. The hearing aids have become an integral part of her life, transforming her auditory experience. She now advocates for others concerned about their hearing to seek help from Ascent Audiology, attributing her positive journey to our dedicated service.

Joan’s Road to Improved Hearing:

Joan Hillyard’s hearing journey is a testament to the benefits of advancements in hearing aid technology. Joan had been living with a hearing impairment since she was a child and had to struggle with the limitations it imposed, especially in group situations or meetings. Her difficulty in hearing led her to compensate by positioning herself strategically to catch the best sound or reluctantly accept missing out on conversations.

When Joan acquired her first pair of hearing aids, the immediate impact on her life was profound. One of her most vivid recollections is of being out in the desert, listening to the noisy chatter of nesting birds. Removing her hearing aids made her realize the depth of sounds she had been missing, and that realization was a game changer.

Joan’s journey with Ascent Audiology marked another significant step in her hearing adventure. Despite initially not planning on replacing her hearing aids, our team demonstrated how new aids could improve her hearing quality. Impressed by the technology’s progress over the years, she acknowledges everyone at Ascent Audiology for being friendly, understanding her problem immediately, and offering the perfect solution.

ChuckHearing Challenges in Service and Beyond:

Chuck Marsh, a retired military member, faced the challenges of hearing loss and tinnitus after years of exposure to loud jet engines. Initially the persistent ringing in his ears was bearable, but over time it intensified, disrupting his daily life and straining his interactions with his family.

When Chuck first walked into our waiting room, he found himself the youngest among the patients. But the warm reception from our team quickly put him at ease. He was particularly appreciative of the way our staff listened attentively to his situation and worked collaboratively to devise a suitable plan of action.

Thanks to the advanced ReSound Bluetooth hearing aids and the app he uses, Chuck now enjoys a significantly improved quality of life. He recognizes the profound difference that the right hearing aids make and has not looked back since beginning his journey with us.

Overcoming Challenges to Treat Hearing Loss

Seeking help for hearing loss can often be fraught with challenges. People may feel a sense of denial about their hearing impairment, worry about the stigma attached to wearing hearing aids, or fear that their life will change irreversibly. Overcoming these challenges is an essential part of the journey towards better hearing health.

1. Overcoming Denial:

It’s common for individuals to be in denial about their hearing loss. Often, people will make excuses for their difficulty in hearing, such as blaming background noise or others not speaking clearly.

This denial stems from the gradual nature of hearing loss, making it easy for someone to adapt without realizing their hearing is diminishing. It’s essential to recognize and acknowledge this challenge and seek professional help as soon as symptoms appear.

2. Dealing With Stigma:

The stigma associated with hearing aids can deter people from seeking help. However, with advances in technology, hearing aids have become more discreet and sophisticated. They not only improve hearing but also incorporate various functionalities that can improve one’s lifestyle, like Bluetooth connectivity, tinnitus maskers, and AI-based features. Overcoming this stigma is about understanding that treating hearing loss brings far more benefits than concerns about image.

3. Adapting to Change:

The fear of change can also be a significant roadblock. There can be worries about adapting to hearing aids, the maintenance they require, or the financial implications. At Ascent Audiology, we understand these concerns and work with you to make the transition as smooth as possible. Our team offers personalized service, addressing your unique needs, and we provide support at every step of the journey.

Treating hearing loss is not just about restoring the sense of sound; it’s about improving overall quality of life, facilitating better communication, and promoting healthier, more fulfilled living. With the right guidance and support from experts, the journey can be transformative and empowering.

Make the Wise Choice Sooner

These stories provide just a glimpse into the transformative journeys that patients embark on with us. We strive to provide personalized and compassionate care to each individual, and we’re proud to be a part of these remarkable hearing journeys.

Journey to Better Hearing

If you’re experiencing hearing difficulties, start your journey with Ascent Audiology today, because you don’t have to suffer in silence.

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Daniel Hewson

Born and raised in Western New York, Dan Hewson comes to our practice with over 19 years of experience in the field. With a master’s degree in audiology from SUNY Fredonia, Mr. Hewson has extensive experience working in several of the largest Otolaryngology practices in the country, and also as a Regional Manager with Siemens Medical Audiology Division. Father, husband, and full-time employee with us, Dan is currently a student working to earn his doctorate in audiology; it should be completed by 2018.

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