Now Holly is closer with her family than ever before

Holly didn't realise just how bad her hearing was. That is, until her family stepped in. We secretly got together and brought Holly in for a free hearing check. But instead of hearing beeps in her headphones, Holly heard the voices of her husband and son. Now Holly wears hearing aids and she has noticed a big difference. "It's been a real blessing for me to just be a part of what's happening around me... but my kids are so noisy!"

Now Holly feels more included in day to day conversations and is even closer to her family and friends.

"It has really changed my life... I felt like I was on the out a lot, and I felt like I was a bit of a pain. Now I am a part of it all... having good hearing, it adds so much more joy to your life, I don't think you can put a price on that."

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Supporting My Parents - Ronnel’s Story

Having elderly parents makes the worries about their health a daily concern. My 87-year-old dad keeps forgetting things and he even asked the doctor if this was an early sign of Alzheimer or dementia. The answer given by the doctor was that it was part of the aging process, which was not very reassuring.

Dad started to withdraw from community activities and even more so from us, his family. He was more “grumpy”, depressed and hard to communicate with. A friend asked him about his hearing and Dad thought it was adequate for an 87-year-old. However, I took him to Bay Audiology for a hearing test just in case there was an issue and they found that Dad actually has a severe loss of hearing. I’m not sure who was more shocked, me or my dad.