After having a hearing test completed, Richard was told several years ago that he needed hearing aids to assist with his hearing. Richard was very resistant to the idea at first and chose to go without, as he felt that people would tease him.
This month, with support from the audiologist as well as his primary support staff, Richard decided to give the hearing aids a try.
Staff met with Richard a few times each morning after he received the hearing aids to support his transition to using them by helping him with positioning and volume. Richard has picked this up quickly. He does not feel like an outsider, and is continues to participate and be involved in the community.
Richard is very comfortable wearing his hearing aids and is able to have wonderful conversations with the people around him. He is happy with his decision.