Mary Roeder

How can I thank you for giving me back my “ears”? I knew for some time that my hearing was deteriorating. Being a substitute teacher for young children, I was becoming more and more aware of how difficult it was to understand what little voices were telling or urgently asking me. During lunch, I hardly understood a word that was spoken by the teachers and staff around me. The noise level of the children’s voices around us was a “little” loud, but others seemed to be able to intelligently take part in the conversation. I was not. I usually asked questions, but more often than not, just smiled and nodded, hoping my gestures were a sensible response. Having these wonderful hearing devices has made such a difference in my life! I can now participate in conversations and I hear birds, the leaves and the voices of the people that I love, and I hear the little voices of children who need me. It is wonderful! Thank you!