Cy Joseph, Atascadero

“I have never heard the music in all of it’s dynamic range as I can now.”

My daughter had been after me for about 8 years to get my hearing checked and get hearing aids.  I was reluctant to do so for a long time.  When my sister was out here visiting had difficulty communicating with her and my nieces when we went out for dinner at a restaurant.  They all got on my case to get my hearing checked.

My niece, who also wears hearing aids, recommended that I see Sandra Souza at Hearing Solutions.  I made an appointment and met Sandra.  After telling her about my hearing loss which I believe was caused by industrial shipboard noise dating back to the 1970’s and 1980’s, she gave me a hearing test.  I miserably failed the word recognition test.  That clinched it; I knew that it was time to get hearing aids.

Wow, I can hear again!  I now have the new hearing aids that Sandra recommended, which are tuned to increase the volume of the frequencies that I have been missing all of these years.  I can now hold a conversion with my daughter and son-in-law and I can hear every word.  My response timing has improved and my part of the conversion is on target, not off in left field as before without the hearing aids.

Another big improvement is in listening to music.  I have a big library of music CDs and 4-track reel-to-reel pre-recorded tapes.  I have never heard the music in all of it’s dynamic range as I can now.

What a pleasure it is to be able to hold a conversion in a restaurant and not be bothered by all the background noise and other conversions going on around me.  I am very happy that Sandra has helped me to regain my hearing.