10 years ago I was asleep in bed and had a stroke. When I woke up, I fell out of bed and tried to go to work but, I could not carry on. I was in the hospital for about a week and received medication but it never helped my hearing return. I had testing done with various specialists who had some options with medication with very severe consequences. I also consulted with an audiologist who had similar suggestions including a hearing aid. I eventually received a large behind-the-ear hearing aid which did help but, not as much as I had hoped. I recently consulted with Dr. Sarah and Janica at Harp Hearing Care. I met them at their Anniversary BBQ and returned later for a complimentary hearing test. I received a full hearing assessment where all of my options were discussed and we decided on a product which was best for me and different payment options that met my needs. Not to mention they also sent me home with free ice cream. In a few days, I received my new hearing aid (and more ice cream). I am now able to participate fully in all of the activities I want to do. You don’t realize how much hearing loss affects you in your day to day life. Sounds like a baby crying, water boiling, movies and a horn honking are all sounds that I had not realized had been missing from my life. I still tear up when I go to places now and I hear things that I had not heard before. It has just been amazing. I want to thank Dr. Sarah and Janica with their assistance in helping me hear better.
The hearing aid has opened a whole new world to me. I am a person who likes to keep busy at many activities. I keep much more involved in things that are keeping my whole body busy. I really appreciate the opportunities that are offered. It gives me reason to pause and count my blessings. The staff at the office and Dr. Sarah are so cooperative and eager to help in any way. I am aware and appreciate knowing that Harp is there for me when I need them.
I find the office at Harp Hearing Care very welcoming, comfortable and the staff are very efficient. They are all professional and once you have your initial visit regardless of the results you know that you are welcome to come back at any time. I find Sarah very welcoming and professional and listens well to what one has to say. I felt comfortable coming back for several reviews and checkups once my initial hearing aid fitting was completed. I have referred several friends to Sarah and the staff at Harp Hearing Care and they have been very pleased with their service.
“I have had many hearing tests before but never one that was so thorough and provided a clear explanation as to why I was experiencing the difficulties I was. Right from the hearing assessment, HARP exceeded my expectations. I was given the chance to try a pair of hearing aids and I was amazed at how many sounds I had been missing out on. It is great to be able to hear those beside me, but also those people across the table again without straining. I also love my Bluetooth device which allows me to use my cell phone hands free and hear the person on the other end perfectly clear.”
Since getting my hearing aids, everything is just better. My abilities in work and play have improved immensely. I recently attended a family get together down in PEI. There was quite a social environment with music, conversation and it was in a crowded room. I have never really fully participated before. This year, for the first time, I could actually follow the conversations. It was pretty awesome. You don’t really realize how much you were missing until everything is really turned back on. I also do a lot of photography. Now when I go to photograph the osprey I can actually hear them and how they interact with each other.
Like most seniors, we postponed dealing with our hearing issues before finally following the children's prodding to "do something about it". Driving down Elbow Drive one day, we passed Harp Hearing and responded to the warm invitation posted on the curb. It was a very smart decision. We were fitted with state of the art equipment which helped to make the decision to proceed very easy. They are so subtle that most people can't tell you are wearing them. We have benefited immensely from the superlative and friendly service provided by Dr. Blenkhorn. Her competence was apparent at every turn whether it was in testing, assessment, fitting and adjusting the devices, and most appreciated, her availability for the frequent follow up sessions. It is hard to imagine going back to those hard of hearing days, and most importantly the children and grandchildren love knowing that they are being heard again. It is nice to hear that the birds have mysteriously again returned to the neighbourhood.
I have been wearing hearing aids for approximately 20 years. I originally got them after receiving some encouragement from my wife. Throughout the 20 years it has been a process. I had received temporary relief but never perfect hearing. Over the years, I had hoped this might change and in the process I have had eight pairs of hearing aids. I now have an audiologist who matches my needs with my hearing aids and that is Dr. Blenkhorn. I am extremely pleased with Dr. Blenkhorn and what she has done for me. I tell everyone about her so they do not need to go through what I went through.
The first thing that was awesome was that I could hear my daughter from another room. When you gradually lose your hearing, you don't realize what you are missing. Each and every time I have contacted HARP, the attention and care is well over 100%. I hear things now like birds and my car windows opening. Everything is much more clarified and it is wonderful to be able to hear the small things again. My daughter is ecstatic that I did this. Before, my friends and family needed to repeat themselves and now I can have a good time and enjoy communicating with everyone.