Success Story: Sid Atkin
Sid Atkin has been a successful businessman for over 40 years; owning and operating several companies such as the Sugarloaf Café. He was a representative in the Utah State House of Representatives for 8 years. Sid was also one of the founding investors in SkyWest Airlines, and served on their board of directors for over 22 years
"There’s a difference in my life when I don’t wear my hearing aids. These hearing aids have definitely made a difference in what I can and cannot do."
Sid Atkin likes to golf and also teaches Sunday school. Sid wants to hear what others say when they are talking’ whether he’s on the golf course or in the classroom.
"I wear my hearing aids most of the time,” Sid said. “A few guys I golf with don't wear hearing aids and they can't hear what's happening. Some members of the group wear hearing aids, but still don't hear very well. I don't want someone to have to be yelling loud to me because I haven't heard them. It's important to me to be able to communicate and my hearing aids help with that."
Working with Doug
Doug has helped Sid with his hearing for over 3 years. As a child, Sid lost hearing in his one ear. He tells the story, "I have a left ear that was never as good as my right ear because as a young boy I was too close to a shotgun. I lost a little bit of my hearing there, but as near as I can tell Doug's been able to balance my hearing.”
“It's important to me to be able to communicate and my hearing aids help with that. Doug checks me out to make sure I'm hearing as I should. He's got the machinery to help determine if my hearing aids are balanced as they should be. They're not perfect, but they certainly do make a difference in what I can and can't do."
“Doug helps me get the best hearing possible,” Sid said. “Doug helps me adjust the hearing aids when I am going to be teaching at church so I can hear the audience better. I can hear men fine, but sometimes I can't hear women. It's important to be able to hear people when they ask questions. These hearing aids have definitely made a difference in what I can do.”
Sid has worn his current hearing aids for approximately 2-3 years. ”I hear well and they are comfortable.”
“I've bought batteries from Doug on a regular basis. He will change the batteries for me, as well as help me adjust the hearing aids whenever I need.” There’s a difference in my life when I don’t wear my hearing aids.”