Celebrity Parnelli Jones
I am Parnelli Jones, winner of the 1963 Indianapolis 500 and a host of other major racing events and championships. Being a professional race car driver for most of my life, I was surrounded by very noisy vehicles — the ones I drove and those of my competitors.
Eventually, this chaotic environment severely affected my hearing, and as a result, my lifestyle changed as I struggled to carry on a decent conversation with my wife, friends, and business associates. Consequently, at family gatherings and business meetings, I started to feel like I wasn’t a part of these functions in some way. Straining to hear a radio or television program became a chore, and not a very pleasant one, as I’d have the volume cranked up so I could hear, but this bothered everyone else. I never really considered hearing aids at that time because the ones I saw on others looked ungainly and cumbersome, and frankly, I was told that they didn’t work very well.
However, after many years of elevated hearing loss, and tiring of trying to hear what people were saying to me, I decided to do something about it. I tried a few hearing aid devices, some reported to be very good; however, I found that they were either uncomfortable or, in some cases, not very effective. That’s when I was informed about LYRIC from a good friend who was using them and was very happy with the results. He informed me of your convenient location, so I called for an appointment.