It’s the sound of pure joy.
Every year, the owner of Avalon Hearing in Sacramento, Michael Kemp, gives 12 people who are partially deaf the gift of hearing.
Leonard Fitch was one of the hearing recipients this year, and his daughter, Monday, was overjoyed.
“I can’t put into words how wonderful this is,” she said. And Leonard can hear that sound of excitement in his daughter’s voice, for the first time in his life.
Kemp says the hearing aids he installs are some of the most advanced devices in recent years and are fully digital. He says he can fit anyone from a mild hearing loss all the way to a severe hearing loss, which is what Leonard had.
Kemp said, “Leonard would not be able to hear you or understand you if you shouted from this distance. He’s been shut off from the world and his family.”
Leonard’s daughter says the hearing aid will change his life. She said, “I never really feel like he belonged in a setting because he couldn’t hear people and now he fit in with everybody and join the conversation and be a part of life”
This will be the first Christmas that Leonard will get to really be a part of his family’s festivities. His daughter says, “This is the best thing that’s happened in his life and most of mine.”
Leonard was a person of fewer words. He couldn’t be a part of most conversations in his life. But even though he had little to say, he had a lot to be grateful for. He joked that his daughter, “no longer has to make my phone calls.”
LEONARD WAS A PERSON OF FEWER WORDS. HE COULDN”T BE A PART OF MOST CONVERSATIONS IN HIS LIFE. BUT EVEN THOUGH HE HAD LITTLE TO SAY, HE HAD A LOT TO BE GRATEFUL FOR.
Well she doesn’t have to make my phone calls