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Local resident improves quality of life with high-tech hearing aids

Audibel hearing aid specialist Ralph Fernandez, HIS (right), poses with patient Josephine Dills during a recent visit. Find your nearest Audibel at FloridaHearing.com.
Audibel hearing aid specialist Ralph Fernandez, HIS (right), poses with patient Josephine Dills during a recent visit. Find your nearest Audibel at FloridaHearing.com. [ Audibel ]
Published Jun. 15
Updated Jun. 15

What does the world sound like to someone with hearing loss?

Most people who live with the condition will tell you that the problem first becomes noticeable when you can’t seem to hear anything clearly. Typical, everyday ambient noise – chatter in restaurants, highway traffic, movies and TV programs, etc. – begins to sound increasingly muffled and distant as the hearing loss progresses, almost as if you were slowly sinking underwater. Spoken words become garbled and beyond reasonable comprehension. Then the question, “What?” becomes your new catchphrase, which isn’t exactly fun for anyone.

Local resident Josephine Dills is well-versed on the subject. She struggled with her own hearing issues for years and found conversations hard to follow, which became a primary source of frustration and worried her about becoming less attentive in general.

“I was tired of always asking people to repeat what they had said,” she recalled. When her hearing troubles began making her feel isolated, she knew it was time to act.

When she noticed an Audibel Hearing Aid Center in her neighborhood, she immediately scheduled an appointment to address the problem.

During her initial hearing consultation and examination, a friendly and compassionate Audibel hearing aid specialist conducted an audiometric test of Josephine’s ears, explaining its results to her with a detailed audiogram; this enabled Josephine to understand her type of hearing loss. She was then fitted with state-of-the-art wireless hearing aids for her specific issues – and her quality of life has improved significantly.

“I’m so happy to have my hearing aids!” she beamed. “They were custom-made to fit my particular needs and I’m very pleased with the entire experience.

“I can hear much better and I feel more aware of everything. I don’t have any more trouble paying attention and I’m much more alert!”

Like Josephine, you can gain a better quality of life through better hearing. All 27 convenient Audibel Hearing Centers throughout the Tampa Bay area offer a free hearing screening with no obligation, as well as a unique 45-day trial on most hearing aids.

“Going to Audibel is one of the best thingsI’ve ever done for myself,” Josephine added. “Their whole team is always very helpful and patient with me, and understanding of my needs.”

Your journey to better hearing begins today: Call your nearest Audibel Hearing Aid Center to schedule your complimentary hearing screening. Visit FloridaHearing.com for more information.