Watch 82 year young, Mrs. UMA RASTOGI's story and find out how hearing solutions from Amplifon re-introduced “THE JOY OF HEARING YOUR LOVED ONES” in her life
82 year young, Mrs. UMA RASTOGI, was experiencing difficulty in hearing her grandchildren’s innocent, kind and caring speech.
In-retrospect, Mrs. Uma Rastogi who is now 82 year young, told us that it was her dream to be a grandparent so that she could give all her love and care to her grandchildren.
Unfortunately because of her age, her hearing abilities were gradually getting worse and she was hardly able to hear the sweet sound of her grandchildren.
Mrs, Uma Rastogi, did not lose hope and was determined to find a viable solution for getting back the joy of hearing.
It was through a friend who noticed the struggle Mrs, Uma found in hearing, that he recommended Amplifon as the best hearing solution which could re-introduce the complete joy of hearing for Mrs. Uma Rastogi.
Deaf from birth, Dallas can now hear the little sounds others take for granted. She's got her life back.
"I can hear the birds again and I can hear silly things that people probably wouldn't be bothered with, but they mean so much to me. Things like: the indicator on a car, the sirens of police cars and ambulances that I can now hear while I'm inside the car that I could never hear before.
"I can even hear the bleeps on the microwave. Little things that might not seem much, but to me it matters."
It hasn't always been like that. 67-year-old Dallas can still remember the childhood visits to unsympathetic doctors. They brushed aside her mother's concerns with comments like: "children hear what they want to hear".
School days were a nightmare too. Dallas's headmaster took great delight in bellowing down her ear when she had struggled to hear what he had said.
"The whole class would laugh and I would start crying," she says. "That gave me a fear of shouting that I've never been able to shake off. I think I missed quite a lot and I had to use my eyes more and lip read, because I just couldn't hear what was being said."
Back then conventional hearing aids proved difficult to use and were cumbersome. In fact, there was one that came with its own satchel, so she could carry around its battery!
As the years went by, Dallas decided to go private because she felt she wasn't receiving the attention she needed, and she got in touch with Amplifon after seeing a newspaper advertisement.
"Previous appointments had been too quick and I used to get frustrated," she said. "At Amplifon, everyone was very friendly and took their time to explain things so I understood. It was a much more relaxed atmosphere."
While she has had different aids to suit changes in her hearing over the years, the quality has been unmatched.
"I don't think people realised at times how frustrating it can be, not to hear properly," she said. "Not being able to communicate with people properly means you take a back seat.
"It's such a shame because there's so much going on in the world and you want to be a part of it."
Now - with a little help from Amplifon - she is.