I am a patient of Ann Wheat’s and she has changed my life forever.
In 2018, I noticed that my clients sounded muffled. I’m a mental health and substance use therapist. I was asking clients to repeat themselves every session. Imagine how frustrating it is for a therapy client to feel as if their therapist isn’t listening when in all actuality it was that I wasn’t hearing them. I set up an appointment with CSH and was diagnosed with hearing loss. I opted to go forward with a hearing aid. The aid changed my life immediately. A few weeks after getting my aid, a long-term client of mine asked me asked if they could tell me something. I told them of course they could. They disclosed that they were frustrated with me because they felt like I was not listening to them because I was asking them to repeat themselves often. They asked me what changed over the last couple of weeks because I wasn’t asking them to repeat themselves every session. Self-disclosure is a complicated concept in Therapy. I decided to tell my client about my hearing loss. We had a wonderful discussion about the concept of listening and being heard. They made a huge amount of progress that day.