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Nov 20, 2015 3:32 PM

Farmington woman gets a little 'hearing help' after hearing aids repossessed

DOVER - Hattie Hussey doesn't take a single medication, despite being nearly 90 years old.

Her only struggle, she says, is her hearing.

"I feel good, it's just I can't hear what people are saying too much," Hussey said.

The great-grandmother from Farmington is nearly deaf after years of working in a car parts factory.

During the 1980s, she turned to hearing aids for help and has worn them ever since.

"They help me a lot," she said. "I don't have to say 'huh' to people all the time."

But Hussey recently ran into a problem - she lost her old hearing aids.

"I put them where I usually do and then they just disappeared," she explained.

Because she's living on a fixed income, she was only able to get a 30-day trial for a new pair as replacements. Recently, they got repossessed.

Her family quickly knew they needed to find another alternative. So, they turned to a GoFundMe page - so far, it's raised nearly $1,800.

"I can't thank them enough," Hussey said.

A local hearing specialist also heard about Hussey's story. He contacted her and offered to cover the remaining cost for new hearing aids.

"I'm in a position where I can provide the rest of those things, and I'm glad to do it," said Stephen Little of the Seacoast Hearing Center.

Hussey's not used to a lot of attention, but she says she's forever grateful to all the people who made sure she could hear again.

"Oh good heavens, I can't thank them enough," she said. "I just can't thank them enough."

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