Last November, we invited the community to nominate someone special in our Hear for the Holidays giveaway.

It gave one person a free pair of hearing aids, as well as access to our ongoing audiological care.

You might be thinking, but what’s the catch? Well, there isn’t one.

This is our way of saying thank you to the community, ensuring no one has to suffer from a hearing loss throughout the holidays.

Hearing loss can affect every aspect of a person’s life, including mentally, financially, and socially. While hearing aids are the natural solution, not everyone is in a position to move forward or access the help they need. 

Through the nominations sent in by friends and family, this is an opportunity to change one person’s life, who wouldn’t have otherwise got the opportunity, for the better.

With that said, we are so excited to announce the winner of our 2021 Hear for the Holidays giveaway as Shautia Brooks!

The winner, Shautia Brooks:

Shautia has gone through more than most. While hearing loss affects her day-to-day life, she never complains or asks for anything from anyone and is always helping others where she can.

As described by many of her loved ones, she’s caring, kind, and a tremendously hard worker, who has put most of her money and energy into raising her children.

Shautia has gone through cancer and won and battled many traumatic events in her life. This has left her with a serious hearing loss, which has prevented her from communicating with others and hearing her son play football on the field .

Despite all of this, Shautia never complains – she keeps her head up and moves forward as normal.

Shautia received over 16 nominations from friends and family, each sharing kind words and why she deserves to win more than anyone.

Shautia Brooks

Rebekah,  a close friend of Shautia, said, “My friend deserves to be able to hear because she works hard and simply cannot afford new hearing aids.

“Her son attends Gibbs High School where he is an honor student and plays varsity football. She deserves to hear them call out his name on the loudspeaker every Friday night when he makes a great play!

“She deserves to hear his name as he crosses the stage when his name is called out at graduation for all of his accomplishments that she helped him to achieve.”

Physician Hearing Care was delighted to award Shautia Brooks with a new pair of hearing devices, as well as ongoing audiological care and support.

Again, we would like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who took part in this remarkable competition.

You truly warmed our hearts and we are so grateful.

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Dr. Kalyn Bradford Au.D.

Dr. Kalyn Bradford is the director of hearing aid services here at Physician's Hearing Care. She completed her externship with Physician's Hearing Care in 2013 and subsequently joined the practice in 2014 after graduating with her doctoral degree in audiology from Louisiana Tech University. She joined PHC as a clinical audiologist, where she performed comprehensive audiological exams and specialized in helping patients to hear better using the latest hearing aid technology available. She has carried that experience into her current role as director of hearing aid services, where she does an excellent job managing the audiologists to ensure that all patients are treated with the best hearing care possible.