“This award improves my social life with family and friends, plus makes me feel so much more safe and confident,” says Mary Kolody, the latest recipient of a brand new pair of hearing aids thanks to the National Campaign for Better Hearing. For every free hearing test taken with one of the campaign’s sponsors, $4.00 goes towards the purchase of hearing aids for those who need them, but can’t afford them.
Mary is one of many Canadian’s who have benefited from this Give Back Program after being nominated by Linda McNab, Hearing Instrument Specialist at ListenUP! Canada in Barrie. Prior to receiving her hearing aids, Mary reported feelings of isolation, frustration and helplessness. Now, she has been reconnected with the world around her.
“I can return to attending/participating in workshops and becoming involved again in volunteer work,” says Mary, pondering the benefits of being able to hear clearly. “And it will be so much more exciting and fulfilling to be with grandkids!”