Hearing Care Testimonials
Teressa Delph - Eardrum Damage and Hearing Loss
Wherever she goes, retired Jackson Public Schools teacher Teressa Delph runs into her former students. “I get so many hugs,” she laughs. Communication has always been important to her. So, when she started to notice a hearing loss shortly after retirement in 1998, Teressa was concerned.
Her family doctor referred Teressa to an ear, nose and throat specialist for surgical repair of an eardrum that was damaged by an earlier infection. She was also sent to Allegiance Hearing Center to be fitted with hearing aids for both ears, which was the beginning of a long and positive relationship.
“The Hearing Center audiologists took very good care of me, and I have been going there ever since,” Teressa said. “I wish more people knew about this great resource, and I would recommend it to anyone.”
Recently, she had her original hearing aids replaced with new digital models that are compatible with the telephone and self-adjust to various voice and sound levels. The sound quality of the new hearing aids is a welcome improvement for Teressa, who enjoys music, playing piano and singing church hymns.
Allegiance Hearing Center keeps Teressa’s hearing aids in tune with a thorough cleaning and check up every six months. She especially appreciates what the staff has taught her about communicating and compensating for hearing loss. “I have learned tips that help me understand and make myself understood more easily with others. Allegiance Hearing Center staff is very knowledgeable.”
Bob Kuzniar - General Hearing Loss
Bob Kuzniar is happily retired, taking road trips with his wife, playing with their grandchildren and enjoying the peaceful sights and sounds of nature.
“Like many ‘sixty-somethings,’ I had hearing loss but was a little vain about wearing hearing aids,” Bob said. “Then, the Allegiance Hearing Center fit me with two high-tech digital devices, placed behind my ears and color-matched to my hair. They’re virtually invisible and the sound quality is great. The staff is friendly, courteous, helpful—perfect. I’m very satisfied.”
Cari Bushinski - Low-Frequency Hearing Loss
Growing up with a hearing deficit, Cari Bushinski quickly learned to adapt. ”I knew to sit in front of the class so I could see the teacher’s lips, and I sat near friends so they could fill me in on anything I missed.”
It wasn’t until she started student teaching that Bushinski realized she had to take care of her hearing loss. “Tests at the Allegiance Hearing Center determined that I had a low-frequency hearing loss, which is sometimes difficult to identify. The staff made me feel comfortable and confident.”
Bushinski chose behind-the-ear, digital hearing aids with Bluetooth® connectivity. “Now I can be more involved in group conversations, which used to be very difficult and stressful,” Cari said.
More importantly, she says, “My hearing aids have made me more outgoing. As the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Northwest Community Schools, I do a lot of presentations, and they have helped immeasurably.”
Dave Benson - General Hearing Loss
Dave Benson’s kids are happier with him these days. They don’t have to keep repeating themselves, since Dave agreed to get fitted for two high-tech digital hearing aids. “ The Allegiance Hearing Center staff helped me get over my resistance to getting hearing aids as a relatively young age. I was surprised at how much I’d been missing.” Quality healthcare is personal.