Mr James Lishman, Pickering, North Yorkshire
“Now that I have my hearing aids, I can take away so much more pleasure from performing my ukulele in front of audiences”
Mr James Lishman’s (from Pickering, North Yorkshire) story touched the Expert Judging Panel, consisting of GP and health broadcaster Dr Hilary Jones, royal correspondent and celebrity ambassador for the Campaign for Better Hearing, Jennie Bond, and Dr Laura Phipps from Alzheimer’s Research UK, who decided Mr Lishman was a worthy recipient of the advanced hearing aid system.
War veteran Mr Lishman has suffered from hearing loss for over 25 years and believes a big reason for this is being involved in a premature misfire shortly after World War II. This led to Mr Lishman struggling to hear friends and family, and he found it difficult to hear himself play his ukulele alongside his local band members.
Mr Lishman says, “When I got the call I joked, ‘Will you put it in writing? I don’t believe it!’ I’ve had so many let downs, illnesses and operations in my life, so it was such a great feeling to be awarded something that would improve my quality of life.”
He adds, “Now that I have my hearing aids I can take away so much more pleasure from performing my ukulele in front of audiences. I have a wonderful family, friends, band mates and I am looking forward to enjoying the future and being able to engage with anyone and everyone!”
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.