Friday, July 8, 2011

 Local Providence Man Featured in Beltone’s New  True Stories Campaign
Initiative Highlights Inspirational Stories That Shed Light on the
Everyday Impact of Hearing Loss

New England, June 2011 – When Anthony Paola of Providence, Rhode Island, began losing his hearing in his early 20s, he sometimes found himself avoiding group gatherings and even on-on-one conversations. It also affected the way he enjoyed his hobbies. An avid movie and theater buff, he often had to turn the TV up as loud as possible or turn to closed captioning to understand the dialogue.

These struggles led him to the Beltone office in North Providence, Rhode Island, where he was fitted with the Beltone True, a new generation of virtually invisible, Bluetooth-compatible hearing instruments that wirelessly receive sound directly from TV, cell/home phone, stereo, PC and iPod.

“Having this disability since such a young age has really hindered my lifestyle at times,” explains Paola. “Now, I find I can hear sounds I’ve never heard before, like the clicking of my dog’s nails on the hardwood floor. Conversations are flawless, I feel much more confident, and of course – no more closed captioning for my movies!”

Paola’s story is one of many Beltone is sharing as part of its True Stories Campaign – a recently launched initiative designed to shed light on the impact of hearing loss and the ways Beltone products have changed lives.

“We are thrilled to be able to share the extraordinary experiences that many of our patients are having with the Beltone True,” says Michael Andreozzi, President Beltone New England, “The True Stories Campaign gives us an opportunity to share and celebrate the life-changing impact we can have on our customers, and their friends and families, by providing them with the best possible hearing care products and services available anywhere.”   

Mr. Paola and other individuals who shared their stories were highlighted at Beltone’s 2011 National Meeting, held May 12-14 in San Antonio, Texas. 

For more information on the Beltone True™ or to receive a free hearing screening, call 1-800-925-HEAR.

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