Previously I wrote about HS utilizing the services of CHIPS (Citrus Hearing Impaired Programs and Services) and Hear Now (non-profit program committed to assisting deaf and hard-of-hearing persons with limited financial resources). This Crystal River resident applied to the Hear Now organization in hopes of replacing his over six year old hearing aids.
He was approved through Hear Now and I subsequently fit him with Starkey X 70 Power behind the Ear hearing aids. Upon initial fit he had problems with feedback (hearing aid whistling) so I remade his earmolds. With these new earmolds no feedback was noted. HS stated he was hearing quite well, considering the amount of hearing loss he has.
HE was appreciate of our willingness to work with the above mentioned organizations and to the organizations in general because without them he would not have been able to obtain new hearing aids.
If you feel you qualify for assistance, please contact Gardner Audiology at 1-800-277-1182.