Hearing loss is the largest modifiable risk factor for developing dementia, exceeding that of smoking, high blood pressure, lack of exercise and social isolation.
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13-year-old Braden Baker’s dog Chewy might have taken his name a bit too literally when he not once, but twice chewed up Braden’s hearing aids. The Texas teen was born with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss, so his hearing aids are essential to his everyday life.
Braden’s parents sat him down and told him the importance of taking good care of his hearing aids because they were expensive, and some families couldn’t afford them. But in this moment, something clicked inside Braden, and instead of just putting away his hearing aids in a safer place, he took the lesson a step further and started a GoFundMe to provide hearing aids for those in need.
“I think one of the biggest things in life is communication and being able to hear the sounds outside, being able to talk to your family. It’s just so important to me. I just want everyone in the world to be able to experience it,” Braden said.
Click on the link to read all about Braden https://www.pointsoflight.org/awards/turning-a-disability-into-his-purpose-texas-teen-provides-hearing-aids-to-those-in-need/?fbclid=IwAR1ySyd_1vwVrJwqjhf653QGZD0ieMHBljghd36NIWnW6fv9xD54NNJC2qw
Arkansas Loops is a division of Saline Audiology. We are strong advocates of hearing loops and sell our hearing aids with a manuel telecoil in them so our patients are able to access hearing loops. If your church, or business would like information on hearing loops, we offer a no cost site survey and estimate. Also, we are available to answer questions and give demonstrations when needed.
Contact us at 501-778-3868 for questions and information.