Each and everyday we should count our blessings, particularly when we can communicate with friends and family. There are however many who do not have this privilege. They are our elderly seniors living in retirement homes with little to no financial aid. They are the hearing impaired.
Their daily lives are wrapped in silence, unable to hear or communicate. This has a dramatic effect on their quality of life, leading to social isolation and depression.
Simple things we take for granted, like talking on the phone, communicating with friends and family and watching a TV program are denied to them.
Hearing impairment is often unrecognized and the most under treated health disorder for our ailing seniors.
Isn’t it ironic that those who have contributed to society all of their lives are denied this basic right, yet prisoners have full access to hearing aids in prison.
Something must be done to correct this unfair and unjust situation.
Colleen Carter – Lancaster Ontario
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