Barbara worked as a teacher for 30 years, receiving the Western Tennessee, Teacher of the Year Award. When Barbara won this award, the newspaper headline read “Kindergarten Teacher Found Hanging from Chandelier”. This meant Barbara would be wherever the children needed her, and she could reach them. After her teaching career, Barbara worked as a coordinator with the Amateur Radio Emergency Service which worked in conjunction with TNCAT 07. She worked with other amateur radio operators from 10 states on Earthquake Exercises networking with Hospitals, Health Departments, Homeland Security and some other agencies.
Barbara started to notice her hearing loss in the later part of her teaching career. Finding herself asking colleagues, students, and parents to repeat themselves. At home, she was asking family members to repeat words or she would answer questions incorrectly. While still living in Tennessee, Barbara contacted her doctor and had her hearing tested. The test results confirmed what she already had suspected. She moved to South Florida and found Hearing Partners. Barbara has been with us for almost 10 years.
What Barbara likes most about Hearing Partners, is the caring that shows from the moment you walk in the door. She says, “the staff makes me feel welcome and comfortable, which make me relaxed enough to share whatever thoughts or concerns I may have. My audiologist, Meredith Resnick takes her time and expertise to help me hear to the best of my ability. My greatest gift is being able to hear my 5-year-old granddaughter, she has so many wonderful things to tell mema.” Mema is the name she uses for me, her proud grandmother!