Dennis shared that his hearing care professional played an important role in his hearing journey success.
At 68 years old, Dennis went in for a hearing test but the audiologist did not recommend a hearing aid at that time. Yet the impact of hearing loss continued to worsen. Finally in 2016, a new audiologist, Nancy Jablonski of Audiology Concierge
, recommended he undertake a trial of hearing aid technology to see if that would improve his hearing. Eager for help with his hearing struggles, he opted to give newest hearing aid technology a one-month try. Nancy, recommended the Widex BEYOND product and Dennis finally realized the benefits of better hearing that he had been missing all of those years.
As he reflects back on his long journey of of confusion from conflicting recommendations and denial early on of need to seek treatment, he had the following words of wisdom to offer those in similar situations, "Buying hearing aids is not at all like buying a smartphone or other electronic products. I firmly believe that buying hearing aids over-the-counter or from internet providers is a mistake because, for me, hands on and face-to-face counseling support was critical".
A full two decades after first noticing signs of hearing loss, Dennis is now happy with his hearing and improved quality of life as a result. His only regret is that he didn't get the right advice to take action sooner.