My name is Remo Abbondanza and Brad fitted me with my hearing aids early last year. They have made a big difference to my quality of life as I can have effective conversations with my Wife and listen to the television without turning the volume up to a level that is uncomfortable for her. I have a very active social life and am very pleased to wear my hearing aids in most situations. I want to thank Brad for the excellent service he has provided to me, and indirectly to my Wife too. I would certainly recommend Brad Hutchinson Hearing for anyone considering getting hearing aids.
“I went to a party recently and could hear conversations that I never would have been able to with my previous hearing aids,”said Anne Gibbons. “I’m so happy that I saw Brad’s ad in the newspaper because hearing well with new hearing aids has turned my life around.”
“My story isn’t too different from most people with hearing loss. At 64, I had my first pair of hearing aids fitted, even though at 50 I knew my hearing wasn’t good. I had stayed in denial for a long time. The aids were very uncomfortable and felt like cardboard in my ears, so they spent most of their lives in the drawer while I continued to mishear people, the TV, and I couldn’t sit and watch a movie because I still couldn’t hear the dialogue. In spite of many return visits to get the aids to work, nothing changed and I was really anxious about my hearing. I was also working in a high-performance position that required sharp hearing for taking shorthand dictation – things got difficult and I felt the need to leave my job because I was mishearing words, and it was quite a tough time for me,” Anne said.
“I want to thank everyone at Brad Hutchinson Hearing for giving me back my sanity and enabling me to enjoy full communication with people again.”
“If you’ve been disappointed before with hearing aids, it takes some courage to book an appointment that could be wasting everyone’s time. But Brad’s ad in the newspaper was very attractive with the offer of two weeks’ free trial. What a different experience it was, with Brad’s whole professional team making the experience even pleasurable. The rest is history. I can now hear the frogs in our pond from inside the house; I watch TV at half the volume I needed before, and this is a laugh because it isn’t loud enough for my husband. He used to comment that the neighbours didn’t need their own TVs because they could listen to ours,” said Anne.
“I can truly say that I now rely completely on my aids for socializing and day-to-day living, and I want to thank everyone at Brad Hutchinson Hearing for giving me back my sanity and enabling me to enjoy full communication with people again,” Anne commented.
“Brad uses the latest and greatest equipment for testing and fitting hearing aids, and with the quality treatment on offer, a great outcome was achieved for me.”
“It was a tearful but joyous feeling when thanks to Brad’s technical knowledge and finely tuned expertise I could finally re-join the world of hearing. After over 10 years of declining hearing, I am now feeling more confident and sociable. Carole on reception is most welcoming and understanding and Brad is ‘Mr Wonderful’.”
“I’ve talked with a lot of people who think they get away with being deaf. I identify with them, because I was one of them, thinking “she’ll be right, I can cope, I can get away with it”. This went on for about eight years. Now I wish I had been fitted eight years ago, because the positive change in my life is profound.
Even from the first time my aids were switched on, my immediate reaction was “Wow, I didn’t know it was going to be like this”. I’m a happier person now, less frustrated, I hear better in the car, and even when I’m aidless at the end of the day, I’m hearing better than before. My balance is improved. I’m hearing better in noise, including in cafes. The improvement in my sound localisation means I know who’s speaking and immediately turn in their direction instead of looking around to find the speaker. I can instantly locate a plane in the sky.
I’m a happier person now, less frustrated… I’m hearing better than before.
And Lynn’s noticed a big improvement too: the television isn’t blaring, for starters. The reality is I had to first-up accept that I had a hearing loss and then make the appointment to get my ears checked out. I wholeheartedly recommend the entire Brad Hutchinson Hearing experience. Having my hearing loss identified and then actually accepting that I had a hearing deficit would previously have been a big problem. But the staff at the clinic made me feel very welcome, and the process was an unexpected pleasure in the face of what was a very sensitive personal issue for me.
In writing this I’m encouraging everyone with a hearing problem to go to Brad’s clinic and have the high quality hearing check, because I can vouch for the positive change good hearing can have on lives.”
“Firstly, I would like to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for the positive difference you have made in my life with my new hearing aids.
I am Guito Dumolard and in the past 10 years, I have had problems hearing clearly in specific situations. As a school teacher and musician and singer, the range of frequencies that I hear on an everyday basis is quite broad. My biggest problem has been to hear my students clearly when there is background noise. The same problem used to arise when there was a social gathering and many people were talking at the same time.
“Hearing loss can isolate a person from life itself”
After I met Brad Hutchinson, he fitted me with top quality, state-of-the-art hearing aids that have made a tremendous difference in the way I communicate with people around me. Because my hearing aids were programmed to my specific needs, the sounds that I now hear around me have been enhanced. I hear lots of sounds that I could not hear before. My wife, Sashtri, could immediately see the difference. I appreciate music much better being able to hear more instruments more clearly. Hearing loss can isolate a person from life itself. Thanks so much Brad for not letting this happen to me.”
“I was fitted with top-of-the-line hearing aids after many years of failing to acknowledge that I had a problem. My hearing loss had been impacting on me, my family and my workmates at Auto One Midland since I can remember, without me really considering just how bad this was. Now I want to relate an event that truly confirmed just how wonderful it is to have my ability to hear restored – for everyone.
My new hearing aids meant I could play a very active part in what was happening… instead of being in the background.
A few weeks after the fitting, I joined my team at Formula One in Townsville, Queensland. My new hearing aids meant I could play a very active part in what was happening, and instead of being in the background, I was out there giving and receiving instructions, having many laughs and generally participating in the thick of it. Suddenly my hearing aids spoke to me letting me know that my batteries were going to deplete. They soon stopped working, yet I hadn’t brought any replacement batteries with me.
It was pretty devastating. My self-confidence was temporarily in tatters. I faded into the background, silent, failing to contribute to the team effort and festivities, so much so that the others queried what was going on, was I sick, was something wrong?
If anyone is putting off getting hearing aids for whatever reason, can I recommend that you go and see Brad Hutchinson Hearing and trial these beauties for yourself. They will give you back your life and you won’t be wasting any more precious time. Do it – it’s worth it. With a free test and trial, you’ve got nothing to lose.”
“My hearing aids mean I can laugh at jokes and join in on conversations.”
“My name is Remo Veletta and my wife is Joan, and we want to tell our story to encourage other people who need help with their hearing to go and see Brad.
I worked as a stone quarrier and supplier in the Toodyay area for 20 years, with blasting and truck noise happening every day, so I was exposed to a lot of noise over that time. But I didn’t get hearing aids right away when I started to notice that I wasn’t hearing so well. Like a lot of people, I thought that I was too young for hearing aids. Even after having a hearing test about four years earlier which showed I needed them, I wasn’t interested in hearing aids because I didn’t want other people to see me as old. Instead, I stayed at home and wouldn’t go out anywhere because I felt embarrassed that people would speak to me and I wouldn’t know what they were saying. Joan wasn’t happy with this because her hearing is OK and she didn’t want to stay home all the time. If I was forced to go out, say to a relative’s wedding, I had to ask people to repeat themselves and that was so humiliating. And Joan also got sick and tired of having to say everything twice or three times. I actually said “Uh?” a lot to everybody, and my six year old grandson told everyone that: “Grandpa only knows one word, “Uh?”
Brad’s given me my life back with my marvelous hearing aids, and of course Joan also feels she’s got her life back too. I’m sure I even look younger now I’m wearing hearing aids, because I can laugh at jokes and join in on conversations. Joan and I can go out together and enjoy ourselves without any problem. We both want to thank Brad and the staff at Brad Hutchinson Hearing for the wonderful service they provide. I can thoroughly recommend that anyone with hearing loss should go and see these people to get excellent service and the best hearing aids.”
As a pensioner, I even got to trial new top-up aids for two weeks.
Over the years I had been to two other hearing places before I decided to try Brad Hutchinson Hearing. What I found was there was just no comparison between Brad’s hearing company and the others, and I feel that everyone should understand that before making a booking anywhere else.
Nothing seems too much trouble for the staff at Brad’s company. The attention to detail, the time, the care and the quality of service and their attitude towards their clients is just incredible. They take whatever time is necessary to explain to me all the details of what I need to know, and I have never been so happy with my aids before. As a pensioner, I even got to trial new top-up aids for two weeks before deciding whether or not to purchase them.
I have no hesitation at all in recommending Brad Hutchinson Hearing to anyone with hearing problems. Ilma Johnson.
Ilma Johnson with audiologist Melanie Atkinson.