Gary’s Starkey Success Story

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New York native Gary Moore began to lose his hearing about 15 years ago. He attributes his moderate, high-frequency hearing loss to time spent around jet engines while in the military and said it affected his ability to hear well sometimes while serving as a judge. “I have tried many others and did not ever think that I would like hearing aids until I got yours. The saying, you get what you pay for certainly does apply,” he said in a Facebook message. We caught up with Gary after reading his Facebook message to hear about his hearing experience!

SHT: What difficulties did your hearing loss cause and why?

GM: Many times I would pretend that I heard what was said because it was quite embarrassing to keep saying “What?” Many times, I would have to ask someone to repeat what they said.

SHT: When did you get fit with your Starkey hearing aids?

GM: I was fit with my In-The-Ear Starkey hearing aids around five years ago by the VA, but these weren’t my first pair. I have tried many different hearing aids. I always thought I would never wear [the Starkey aids] because of my experience with cheaper models, but I could not believe the difference.

SHT: How do you like your hearing aids?

GM: I am very happy with my hearing aids. I wear them from morning when I get up to when I retire for the night. When I first started wearing the [hearing aids], I heard sounds that seemed very loud — it was a little strange to me. It took a couple weeks for my brain to get used to that, to adjust to the new sounds.

But I have to say, these hearing aids made life much more enjoyable, especially now that I can hear what my grandchildren are saying to me. I love the remote, good for all occasions. I love the mute button when things get too loud for me, and I am also able to control each ear, which is definitely a plus. For example, when I want to open the driver window, I mute the left one.

SHT: What is the most memorable moment with your new hearing aids?

GM: I think the most memorable moment was when I realized I could hear the birds outside again.

Nothing makes us happier than stories like this! Contact us to schedule your hearing consultation that could change your whole life’s perspective today!

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