When Alan’s hearing loss increased over time, he became distant and as a result withdrew from society and, to some extent, his family. Alan persisted with hearing aids despite them becoming ‘physically painful.’
But hearing aids weren’t enough. In 2017, he received his first cochlear implant, and a year later received his second—making him a bilateral cochlear implant recipient (both ears).
‘It’s beyond measure the impact it has had on me.’
Alan hopes by sharing his story he can have a positive impact on people like him who are experiencing hearing loss.