Know Somebody That Is Considering Treating Their Hearing Loss? | Inspirational Stories from Our Patients 

08/17/2023 | Hearing Loss, News, Patient Resources

For those in the Abilene area and beyond, Holland Hearing Center stands as a beacon of hope, offering comprehensive care that transforms lives.

Abilene residents have trusted Holland Hearing Center with their auditory well-being for over 19 years, but throughout that time we’ve also encountered a significant number of people who are hesitant to address their hearing problems. 

This can be for a number of reasons; they could be embarrassed, scared, or just downplaying the severity of their hearing health. 

Whatever the reason, treatment for hearing loss isn’t something that should be put off or delayed, and to show you how life-changing it can be, we’ve highlighted some of our patients’ stories to show you what it was like for them. 

Patient Experiences: Stories of Trust, Transformation, and Triumph 

Shaula Parker’s Trust-Filled Journey

Shaula had already navigated the intricacies of hearing loss for 20 years by the time she relocated to Abilene. With seven pairs of hearing aids and several audiologist consultations under her belt, she understood the value of a trustworthy audiologist. 

When her search for an audiologist in Abilene specializing in her hearing aid brand led her to Holland Hearing Center, Shaula was understandably hesitant. However, this initial apprehension swiftly transformed into deep trust. 

Shaula’s experience with Dr. Sue Ann Holland marked a turning point. She recalls Dr. Holland’s acute understanding of patients’ hearing loss experiences and praises her for actively listening. 

Shaula’s interactions with other team members only deepened her appreciation for Holland Hearing. She confidently declares, “They always make me feel comfortably in good hands.” 

Richard’s Myth-Busting Experience 

Hearing aids, according to Richard’s preconception, were reserved for the elderly. This belief began to crack when his wife commented on his deteriorating listening skills. 

He perceived his hearing aids as potential inconveniences until he experienced their transformative power firsthand at Holland Hearing Center. Suddenly, music had richer soundscapes, phone conversations became clearer, and his relationship with his wife blossomed. 

Richard now advocates for optimal sensory health at any age and applauds Holland Hearing for their patience and educative approach. 

Bill’s Revelation on Quality of Life 

Bill’s journey began 30 years ago with a bothersome noise in his ears. Initial consultations yielded little hope, especially regarding his tinnitus. 

As his hearing deteriorated, Bill’s anxieties grew – until he met Dr. Sue Ann at Holland Hearing Center. The compassionate and genuine care he received was a revelation. The hearing aids unveiled a world of sounds he’d been missing, and a tinnitus-coping feature brought him relief. Bill’s message is clear: Holland Hearing Center offers unparalleled expertise and care. 

Noel’s Reconnection with the World 

Noel’s declining hearing remained unaddressed for years. Encounters with loved ones became filled with missed words and misunderstood sentences. 

Meeting Dr. Sue Ann Holland-Vargas changed everything. Her personalized approach, rooted in deep expertise and care, brought clarity to Noel’s world.  

His conversations became richer, and his relationships deepened. Noel’s advice for those uncertain about their hearing health? “Head for Holland Hearing!” 

You can read more of our patient stories here. 

Facing Hearing Loss: Overcoming Common Challenges 

Holland Hearing Center understands the multifaceted challenges accompanying hearing loss. Here’s how we help patients face and overcome them: 

  • 1. Confronting Denial: Accepting hearing loss can be challenging. By providing a safe, understanding environment, Holland Hearing assists patients in navigating this acceptance journey.
  • 2. Combatting Stigma: With technological advancements, hearing aids have evolved into discreet, highly functional devices. Holland Hearing Center educates patients about these advancements, helping to combat associated stigmas.
  • 3. Affordability Concerns: Many, like Bill, are concerned about the financial aspect of hearing aids. Holland Hearing Center addresses these concerns with tailored payment options, ensuring that quality hearing care is accessible.
Begin Your Hearing Journey

For those in the Abilene area and beyond, Holland Hearing Center stands as a beacon of hope, offering comprehensive care that transforms lives. If you or someone you know would like to begin a journey to better hearing, then please get in touch with us today! 

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Dr. Kelsi Mangrem AU.D, FAAA

Dr. Kelsi Mangrem received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, as well as her Doctorate of Audiology from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). Whether a patient, employee, or industry colleague, the philosophy of service to others resonates throughout her character.

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