January 5, 2024

Granddaughter’s Essay Wins Grandmother New Hearing Aids

1.4 min read| Published On: January 5th, 2024|

By Cindy Peterson

Granddaughter’s Essay Wins Grandmother New Hearing Aids

1.4 min read| Published On: January 5th, 2024|

Dr. Kristen Weinbaum, owner of Precision Hearing in Clermont, has announced the winner of her 7th Annual Gift of Hearing contest. Martha Mooney of Davenport, was chosen based on an essay that her granddaughter, Emani Lewis, submitted on her behalf.

“I am writing this letter to nominate my grandmother, Martha Mooney, to win a free pair of hearing aids,” Emani says in her essay. “Martha is an inspiring woman who has greatly impacted my life since I was a child.”

Emani went on to describe her grandmother’s warm and loving personality, highlighting how Martha’s hearing loss had isolated her from the world around her due to the inability to afford hearing aids.

“A decrease in hearing cannot only act as a safety issue but can cause someone to feel alone or even depressed due to not having a key sense,” she says.

Despite their efforts through insurance and credit applications, Martha and her family had been unable to secure the necessary funds for hearing aids. Emani saw the Gift of Hearing Contest as a lifeline for her grandmother, stating, “My grandmother deserves the opportunity to hear the world around her in motion; she deserves the opportunity to be part of the conversation instead of just a bystander.”

Martha and Emani’s wish was granted.

On January 5, Martha was fitted with state-of-the-art Oticon Real Hearing Aids, known for their ability to restore the authentic sounds of life with precision and balance. These hearing aids employ cutting-edge technology that aligns with the brain’s natural sound processing, enhancing speech clarity and reducing wind and handling noise.

“I can’t hear on the phone when I talk to my out-of-state relatives,” Martha says. “It will be so great to hear them easily now.”

Dr. Weinbaum, who herself copes with hearing loss, expressed her joy at making a positive impact on people’s lives. “It warms my heart to know that I’ve made a difference in so many people’s lives,” she shared. “I feel truly blessed to run a successful business that has helped numerous individuals regain their hearing.”

 

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About the Author: Cindy Peterson

Originally from the small town of Berryville, Arkansas, Cindy has become a multimedia specialist in journalism, photography, videography and video editing.

She has a B.S. in Communications from the University of Central Arkansas and is a correspondent for The Daily Commercial, LakeFront TV and Beacon College’s PBS talk show, “A World of Difference,” where she received an Anthem Award and Telly Award.

When she isn’t working, Cindy spends time with her husband, Ryan, and son, David, traveling and taking photos of landscapes and wildlife.

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