Norm spent his career working in a manufacturing setting. Despite encouragement from the company to wear hearing protection, he chose otherwise. Today, Norm believes his degree of hearing loss is a result of not protecting his hearing on the job. He says, “I was young and healthy, and didn’t think about getting older at that age. I didn’t think I needed to worry about my hearing.”
Norm’s wife, Barb, says that the hearing aids have helped with their communication. Every so often they forget and try to talk to each other from different rooms.
Instead of getting louder they meet face to face.