Cook Hearing & Balance assisted others in need with free hearing screenings at Jewish Community Center on May 2
May 1, 2012 – AUSTIN – Today, audiological and hearing aid practice Cook Hearing & Balance announced its donation of hearing aids worth $7,000 to Alice Brendzel, a local senior with severe hearing loss. The donation has helped Brendzel fully enjoy life for the first time in several years.
“We always strive for ways to give back to the community,” said Don Cook, Au.D., CCC-A and Co-Founder of Cook Hearing & Balance. “After getting to know Alice, it was apparent that these new pair of hearing aids would change her life.”
Eighty-six-year-old Brendzel is self-sufficient and very active in her Jewish community, but socializing with family and friends was a constant problem. She stopped wearing her old hearing aids several years ago because they were uncomfortable to use and made squeaky noises when worn.
Brendzel and her daughter Andrea Herrera sought to purchase affordable, reliable hearing aids from Cook Hearing & Balance after being referred by a friend. After meeting with Dr. Cook at their Anderson Lane location for the first time, they received a promise of a new pair of Bluetooth hearing aids for Brendzel, at no charge.
“Our practice believes that everyone deserves to hear,” said Cook. “We’re excited to restore the gift of hearing for Alice.”