Thats because last Friday (Apr. 15), Lanier, who is believed to be the oldest person in the U.S., was fitted for hearing aids.
Bill Austin, head of Minneapolis-based Starkey Laboratories, Inc. which provides hearing aids to the underprivileged, fitted Lanier.
He says it was sad because she was isolated, but hes happy to say she can enjoy the remainder of her years.
Austin says on the same day Mrs. Lanier received her hearing aids, Austin also treated six-year-old Beverly Huff who, Austin says, had profound hearing loss.
He says its amazing when you think of the 107-year difference between the two.
Austin has also treated four of the last five last U.S. presidents; one of the Osmond family members; Kirk Douglas; and Paul Newman plus a lot of people of whom you havent heard.
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