When people age, one of the things that often goes is their hearing. This happened to my grandmother who, always a loud woman anyway, became increasingly louder as her hearing loss worsened. After an embarrassing incident where she talked about family secrets in a voice so loud the whole restaurant could hear, that’s when we suggested she might want to look at Stockport hearing aids.

Of course, there was the expected denial, ‘There’s nothing wrong with my hearing’. When she couldn’t hear her favorite TV show without the volume so high the neighbors banged on the wall, we finally insisted she needed a hearing test. As expected it showed she’d lost more than 40 percent of her normal hearing ability, and a hearing aid would probably be her best bet.

She wears one now, all the time, which we’re all thankful of when we’re trying not to tell the whole world our family business.