Audibel makes life sound better for Bay-area couple

With 27 convenient locations in the Tampa Bay area, Audibel is helping patients like Tom and Kathy Sherman (above) hear better and live better lives. To learn more, visit

Tampa Bay-area resident Tom Sherman has spent most of his life working in incredibly noisy factories and industrial environments.

An almost lifelong career surrounded by the clangs, bangs, hums and hisses of heavy-duty machinery certainly didn’t do Tom’s hearing any favors.

“After retirement, I found myself having a tough time understanding my grandchildren, who speak softly and quickly,” he shared. “As a result, I started talking loudly, figuring this would correct my problem. My wife and grandkids got on my case about this, telling me I should speak in a normal tone.”

Like millions of other people who suffer from hearing loss, Tom was beginning to feel frustrated, isolated, and more than ready to improve his quality of life. He knew wearing hearing aids was in his immediate future but wasn’t sure which hearing aid would yield the results he wanted. He visited three different hearing aid specialists and purchased three different sets of hearing aids, each with middling results.

“I could’ve purchased a car for what I’d invested in hearing aids,” he said, shaking his head. “I gave up on all three of the specialists because of their lack of follow up on the specific problem I continued to have.”

Fortunately, Tom soon discovered Audibel, the only American-owned-and-operated hearing aid manufacturer in the world. His wife, Kathy, joined him during his initial consultation and testing, where he discussed his lifestyle and specific hearing issues with an Audibel hearing specialist. After an audiometric test of Tom’s ears had been conducted, the specialist explained its results to Tom with a detailed audiogram, which helped him understand his type of hearing loss, and fitted him with the right hearing aids for his specific struggles.

This visit not only changed Tom’s life, but it also changed Kathy’s as well. “My wife noticed such an improvement in my hearing, she was fit herself,” he beamed. “We both feel that our hearing aids have become our best friends,” Kathy added. “We can talk with each other and hear other people talk at social gatherings.”

Like Tom and Kathy, you can gain a better quality of life through proper hearing with the help of Audible. All 27 convenient Audibel Hearing Centers throughout the Tampa Bay area offer a free hearing screening with no obligation, as well as unique 45-day trial on most hearing aids.

Your journey to better hearing begins today: Call your nearest Audibel Hearing Aid Center to schedule your complimentary hearing screening. Visit for more information.