Randall King, owner of King Hearing, shares the following story:
Sam was on his knees with his left ear on the floor, peering under the couch, when his wife Julie asked him, “Why is the television so loud and what are you looking for?”
Sam didn’t answer, but slowly lifted himself and began to crawl across the floor. Julie moved toward Sam with her head down, scanning the floor, expecting to find something. As Sam was crawling forward, his hand touched Julie’s shoe and he snapped his head up to see her looking down.
“What are you looking for?” asked a startled Sam.
“I am looking for whatever you are looking for!” replied Julie.
“I can’t find my hearing aids!” exclaimed Sam, frustrated.
We replace lost or damaged hearing aids every month. For one reason or another, people take their hearing aids off and things happen. Sam and Julie began to find tiny bits of plastic and computer circuit board all over the house. Sam had placed his hearing aids on the arm of the couch and Buster, his two-year-old terrier, had decided to chew them up.
Sam walked into our office holding a baggie full of parts, but there was no fixing his hearing aids. Fortunately, we had provided him an extensive warranty when he purchased the hearing aids to help in this type of situation.
After updating his hearing evaluation and providing a set of “loaners,” Sam was fit with a new set of replacement hearing aids the next week. With Sam hearing better, Julie was able to ask Sam questions and he was able to hear and coherently answer. She was also able to turn the television down and not repeat her words so often.
The slow onset of sensorineural hearing loss is difficult to recognize and often causes people to have more difficulty in relationships and to withdraw from social activities. Whether aging, noise, allergies, or ear wax is affecting your hearing, you should know what is causing the problem. To find out what is going on and why you sometimes have trouble hearing, call (806) 745-7878 for your FREE hearing screening.
If we find that a hearing aid will help you, we will also help you choose the right device.
The most important decision is selecting a specialist that you will be comfortable with and who is willing to spend time with you. If you are uncomfortable with a hearing aid that shows, or you need a hearing aid that has limited “touch” in the ear, we can help you. If you need a hearing aid that adjusts automatically without any controls or has rechargeable batteries, we will discuss all the advantages of different hearing aid choices and how they will benefit you. Just call and schedule a FREE consultation to spend a little time with me to learn more about your choices.
King Hearing Center is located in Lubbock, where their office has been in the same location since 1984 at 2821 74th St.
Randall King is owner of King Hearing Center and a Board Certified Hearing instrument specialist. He has worked with hearing loss for more than 24 years. He has tested hearing throughout West Texas, trained several specialists in hearing aid sciences, and fit thousands of hearing aids. For your personal consultation with Randall, call (806) 745-7878.