LOCAL AUDIOLOGY PRACTICE DONATES HEARING AIDS TO LONG-TIME PATIENT
Sacramento, Calif. (August 23, 2016)—S.E.N.T. Hearing Aid Center, a division of Sacramento Ear, Nose & Throat Surgical and Medical Group (SacENT), is fitting Gabby Eyman, a 24-year-old Sacramento native, with a pair of hearing aids as a part of their community giving program on August 31.
Eyman, a long-time patient of SacENT and S.E.N.T. Hearing Aid Center, was born with Turner Syndrome, a chromosomal disorder. Signs of Turner Syndrome include hearing problems, as well as short stature, delayed puberty, infertility, heart defects and learning disabilities. Eyman has worn hearing aids her entire life; her current pair of hearing aids are outdated and do not fit well.
The hearing aids, donated by Siemens/Signia, will make Eyman’s job as a full-time nanny much easier. S.E.N.T. Hearing Aid Center is donating all hearing aid services regarding fitting this instrument, and follow-up thereafter to this patient. “I’m super excited to get these new aids,” said Eyman. “It is very hard to understand what I hear sometimes and these aids will help me so much.”
Hearing aids bring sound into the ear and amplify it to a level that compensates for the level of hearing loss. If not covered by any insurance, hearing aids can cost up to $5,000 for a pair. People with hearing loss typically benefit most from hearing aids that have been individually fitted and programed for their specific hearing needs by an audiologist.