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Betty Anne Chisolm’s life will be a little more enjoyable and happier now that she has a brand new pair of hearing aids, courtesy of the National Campaign for Better Hearing.

“I’ll want to be around people more now,” says Betty. “These hearing aids will also help me hear my coworkers so they don’t have to repeat their conversations. They are very low talkers.”

In addition to hearing her coworkers, Betty can now enjoy hearing the bird sing again and hearing people say “hi” from a distance. The hearing aids she was awarded pick up a lot of sounds that she could not hear without them.

“You become out of touch with people,” says Betty while describing her hearing loss. “You feel isolated.”

Betty was nominated for the Campaign for Better Hearing’s Give-back program by hearing professional Alyssa Robertson from HearingLife in Clinton. For every free hearing test taken with the campaign’s sponsors, $4.00 is donated towards the purchase of hearing aids for Canadians who need, but can’t afford them.

“You would be surprised at all the things you are missing out on hearing that are beautiful – birds singing, water from the river flowing,” adds Betty. “You would be surprised at how much better you feel and how it changes your outlook on life.”

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