Southwestern Hearing helps a woman in need get her life back with the gift of hearing.

Tony Hilker contacted Southwestern Hearing Centers on behalf of the non-profit group Making A Difference about a woman named Cassie, who had been struggling to hear for over a year. Cassie’s hearing troubles made it difficult to hold down a job and as a result she was living in a homeless camp.

“Cassie had a very severe hearing loss. She couldn’t hear a car coming. Communicating was tough, and she was just isolated,” Southwestern Hearing Specialist Carol Eaton explained. “I was honored to be able to help. Cassie was a girl that needed a chance in life and she just wasn’t getting it.“

With her new hearing aids Cassie will not only be safer, but will also have an easier time communicating with her family, friends and eventually co-workers.

“These [hearing aids] have helped me in so, so many ways. I can hear perfectly now. I didn’t think I’d ever be able to,” Cassie explained through tears.

Southwestern Hearing Centers has been helping people in our communities for 70 years. “This is why we do what we do, we get to help people from all walks of life every single day,” Owner Mike Marino said. “There is no feeling like watching someone light up when they hear sounds they haven’t been able to hear in years.”

Cassie’s story was featured on The Thread on KTVI watch the full video here.