Community hero wins the gift of hearing- life changing for him and the people of Kent!
Trevor Smith from Maidstone, Kent has been chosen to win a free pair of digital hearing aids from high street hearing specialists Hidden Hearing.
Trevor is a pillar of the community, performing a vital end of life service to those suffering from cancer, allowing them to stay in their own home. He and his wife also volunteer for a local charity, helping disadvantaged and homeless people in Kent.
Trevor has had hearing problems for many years. Recently he’s really started to struggle at work, especially with quiet voices, he wouldn’t always be able ask people to repeat themselves and he was concerned that he might have missed something important when dealing with clients. He was also becoming increasingly frustrated when using the phone, he relied on it to keep in touch with his great grandchildren who love to facetime him on his mobile!
It was his wife, Alison, who encouraged him to go for a test as she began to see how it was affecting their home life and how exhausted he would be at the end of his busy days trying to keep up.
Local Audiologist Jim who tested and nominated Trevor says, ‘he’s such a worthy recipient of this award. Many people ignore their hearing problems until it’s too late which can affect their health and quality of life. This is particularly important for those aged in their 50s and above.’
Trevor says, ‘I was shocked when I heard I’d won, I’ve just turned 60 and have more reasons to celebrate now – thank you Hidden Hearing and the Maidstone team!’
Campaign for Better Hearing Giveback Award Nominations
All you need to do is email: firstname.lastname@example.org and in the email, give your name, number, address and who you’d like to nominate with their name, telephone number and address. Please write a summary of why you would like to nominate that person for a free hearing test and potentially a free pair of hearing devices.