“I Chose Associated Audiologists for Their Expertise in Hearing Care.”
Marshall Weingarten tolerated a significant hearing loss for more than 30 years before seeking help from Associated Audiologists, Inc. “I lost 100 percent of the hearing in my left ear when an artillery shell exploded near me during my military service in Viet Nam,” Weingarten explains. “And as I accumulated birthdays, the hearing in my right ear gradually deteriorated.”
But Weingarten managed to compensate for his hearing loss by learning to read lips, and positioning himself in a room so he could catch parts of conversations. “I got used to functioning this way, and didn’t realize how inconvenient it was for me and everyone else in my life.”
Eventually, Weingarten’s family pointed out how severe his hearing loss was. “I had the television turned up so loud no one else could stay in the room with me. I finally realized my hearing loss was affecting my life and those around me,” Weingarten says.
So the 60-year-old Overland Park man did some research and determined that the key element in improving his hearing was to find a professional with extensive training in diagnosing and treating hearing loss.
“I chose Associated Audiologists for their expertise in hearing care,” Weingarten says. “I didn’t want to buy a hearing aid from a store in the mall. This is a medical problem. I looked for the same type of qualifications in an audiologist that I would look for in a doctor or dentist.”
And Weingarten hasn’t been disappointed. Extensive testing and hearing aid fittings helped him match his hearing loss with the right device. “Associated Audiologists gave me back my life,” he says. “I didn’t realize how much I was missing. Now I hear virtually everything and can participate in any social situation.”