England rugby star Ben Cohen has revealed he is going deaf - and how a message from Elton John has benefited him.
World Cup winner Ben, 34, first learned he had hearing trouble in 2004 but always found hearing aids uncomfortable and ineffective when he was younger.
Now after retiring and launching his anti-bullying charity The Stand Up Foundation, Ben attracted the attention of Sir Elton, a champion of the Starkey Hearing Foundation charity.
Ben said: "He called me out of the blue and said, 'I hear you're going deaf. I love the work you're doing and I'd love to help you. When you're next in America, I'm going to send you to Starkey to fit you with new hearing aids."
Ben added the new technology "changed my life".
He said: "The hearing aids are directional, they pick up the sound in front of me, like a person I'm talking to, more than background noise."
Dr. Irene had the pleasure of attending the NFLPA (National Football League Player's Association) spring meeting. Dr. Irene had the opportunity to screen hearing, as well as, discuss issues regarding hearing prevention and loss with the players and their families.
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Moreland ENT has now re-opened. Thank you to all of patients for your patience during the re-build of our office. We wish you and your family a happy holiday season.
Professional Hearing Services has now re-opened
The staff of Professional Hearing Services would like to wish Dr. Kluge the best as she begins the next chapter of her professional life in her new position. Dr. Kluge would like to thank her patients for the trust and loyalty that they have placed in her over the years. We will begin the process of searching for a new audiologist to join our family over the next two months.