Please help my father hear he is loved!
Organized by: C. Morgan
My father served in the military for over 30 years. During his career he was involved in test flights that led to the development of technology we have today that keeps us safe. Unfortunately, when he was in the service it was not normal practice to protect the ears and hearing of the men involved in the tests. Over the years, his hearing has declined to the point he is withdrawing and isolating himself because its just too difficult to hear or have a conversation. When my mother was alive, they struggled to communicate and his regret about not being able to talk with her more while she was alive is hard to watch him endure. The testing that has been done on him shows he can hear within 40-50 % of normal range - but the device that can get this for him is not covered by the VA. The devices he has been given only give him increased and amplified noise that does not distinguish sounds. The costs of these in the past has broken his budget. On top of these expenses, he has been taken advantage of by a home repair company because he cannot hear. I am battling these charges, but it does not look promising. He can take care of himself and would do very well if he could just hear better. I am prayerfully hoping that someone or several people will have a hear to help this man who devoted his life of service to keep us safe at a price that is taking away his independence and will.