Junior Auxiliary of Mountain Home hearts provide hearing
At the heart of three ladies is Junior Auxiliary of Mountain Home. At the heart of Junior Auxiliary is children. Three ladies pool their resources to help a child. Children need many supplies to start the school year out right. Aside from the annual "Backpack Brigade project" sponsored by Junior Auxiliary, three JA members: Stacy Helmert (Doctor of Audiology), Tricia Taylor (owner of Triplet Hearing Centers) and Leah Coleman (3rd grade teacher for Mountain Home Schools) wanted to help Kayla Franks start her school year out right with a set of new hearing aids.
Kayla was diagnosed with hearing loss in first grade. She has been using a loaner hearing aid provided by Triplet Hearing Centers while trying to get assistance to get her own personal hearing devices. Leah Coleman her third grade teacher noticed a considerable amount of improved participation while Kayla was using her hearing aid. Mrs. Coleman encouraged Kayla's mother to pursue hearing aids for her daughter. After exhausting all forms of assistance, Kayla still had no hearing aids of her own, until Triplet Hearing Center's manufacturer, AUDIBEL, stepped up and provided two state-of-the-art hearing aids. Custom earmolds and a warranty were provided by Triplet Hearing and Balance Centers, while Dr. Helmert is donating her time and expertise to fit and follow up with Kayla.
Kayla was fit with her very own hearing aids recently. Her face says it all. Junior Auxiliary aims to "Help children soar beyond their wildest dreams"...Kayla dreams of being a teacher some day. For now she is happy to just hear what her teacher has to say.