I was born with a high-frequency hearing loss. At an early age, a long time ago, I was fitted with a hearing aid. It was a heavy metal box with a long wire going into the ear - obtrusive, and embarrassing for a young girl at school. After a few times, I stopped using it. A number of decades later, I tried using an aid again - but it still didn’t help. Since I could hear the lower- frequency ranges and I’d become proficient in lip- reading, I was able to navigate the world relatively easily. That changed with increasing age, and realized I needed help. I was very lucky to find Dr. Battat about three years ago, who gave me a hearing test and confirmed my hearing had worsened. Much to her credit, she was able to convince me to try a hearing aid again. Obviously, technology had become more sophisticated and she felt it would benefit me. However, my memories of disliking the older ones were still making me wary of trying out one of the newer ones. Because of that, I gave Dr. Battat a hard time - I was cynical and not convinced this would help. But she gently and patiently persisted, all the while looking out for my interests. I was so impressed with her, that I relented and decided to give it a go again. It has helped me very much. She is the most skillful audiologist I’ve ever seen. She takes the time to thoroughly explain the various functions of different hearing aids and is very informative about other hearing device options as well. It gives me pleasure to highly recommend Dr. Battat. She’s knowledgeable, skillful and personable - and has now established her own practice - an unbeatable and wonderful combination!