Help me to Hear with Hearing Aids

My name is Alysa (Ari) and I was recently diagnosed with moderate bilateral hearing loss (hearing loss in both ears).

I've been to an audiologist and an otolaryngologist but neither can determine a cause. It could have begun when I was younger but only reached a level that I noticed recently. It could also get worse. There's really no way to tell. But both highly recommended that I get hearing aids.

Hearing loss deeply impacts my quality of life.  In conversations with friends and co-workers I frequently resort to lip-reading or simply guessing what someone is saying. I feel embarrassed constantly asking people to repeat themselves. 

To admit that I have this problem and ask for help is not easy, but I feel that it's time. The cumulative effect of this constant straining, filling in the blank and guess work is exhausting and stressful. My hearing loss has taken a toll on my personal relationships and work performance.

Hearing aids are expensive and not covered by insurance . As a recent CNN article put it, hearing loss is an 'invisible,' and widely uninsured , problem. The set my audiologist recommends for my type of hearing loss and needs cost just under $2700. Your finanancial and emotional support is helping me to to reach this goal every single day. 

Anything you can give will be highly appreciated and helpful. Or if you're unable to give but want to help promote this page, please share on Facebook.

Thank you so much for your love, support and help.
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Alysa Rosen 
Seattle, WA
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